Folklore of Violence
Afro-American folk singer James Sparky Rucker talks about the glorification of the outlaw in popular and traditional folk music. Using songs and lyrics, he traces the tradition of celebrating outlawsfrom Jesse James to modern gangsta rappers. ” I was...
Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era
Joseph Nye of the Harvard Kennedy School discusses the foreign policies of 20th century American presidents and assesses the effectiveness and ethics of their choices with David Gergen, Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy...
The Ecological Imagination
In this Cambridge Forum Classic, best-selling writer David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous, tells a story that reveals the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. What lessons can we learn from our relationship with...
One Great Crisis
or How the World Economy Fell Apart and Why the Economists Didn’t Have A Clue James K. Galbraith examines current economic debates about austerity, government spending, tax policy, and job creation. How much is our understanding – on Main Street and...
Descent Into Limbo
DESCENT INTO LIMBO: Maurice Sendak’s Life in Children’s Art For over five decades beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak has taken children and parents on amazing literary adventures, from the night kitchen to where the wild things are. He traces...
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