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Wed, Feb 20, 2008 -- 10:00 AM

Anti-Intellectualism in the U.S.


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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

Guests:

  • 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"

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