Wed, Feb 20, 2008 -- 10:00 AM
Anti-Intellectualism in the U.S.Download audio (MP3)
Not only are Americans ignorant about topics like geography and history, argues author Susan Jacoby, our cluelessness doesn't even concern us. Is the U.S. hostile to knowledge?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Anthony Cascardi, director of the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley where he is also professor of comparative literature, Spanish and rhetoric
- Lynne Munson, author, cultural critic and former deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
- Susan Jacoby, former reporter for The Washington Post and author of "The Age of American Unreason"