Pulitzer Prize finalist and award-winning book critic Carlin Romano challenges the widely held belief that our nation is an anti–intellectual society.
He argues that we are still the country of new ideas, public debate and engagement, especially with a plethora of talk shows, social media, blogs, and the new emerging “cyberphilosophy.”
He introduces us to the big thinkers who have shaped American life, from historical figures like William James and Ralph Waldo Emerson, to modern cultural critics such as Kenneth Burke and Edward Said, to intellectual mavericks including Cornel West, Susan Sontag, Anne Waters, Richard Mohr, who have broadened the boundaries of American thought.
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Added by Pamela Troy on June 7, 2012