Bad Ideas Have Bad Consequences

Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Satel discussed their recent books about the real-world consequences of what they term bad… read more

Ms. MacDonald and Ms. Satel discussed their recent books about the real-world consequences of what they term bad ideas. Ms. MacDonald is the author of The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society, published by Ivan R. Dee. In her book and talk, she criticizes so-called cultural elites for advocating ideas that undermine the importance of personal responsibility and individual rights. Ms. Satel is the author of PC, M.D: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine, published by Basic Books. In her book and talk, Ms. Satel offered a number of anecdotes to illustrate her point that medical care is being compromised by the widespread preoccupation with “faddish” notions about race, gender, and class. After their individual presentations, the authors answered questions from members of the audience. The event was called “Bad Ideas Have Bad Consequences: How Modern Intellectuals Have Corrupted American Institutions.” close

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Bad Ideas Have Bad Consequences

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Program ID:
162514-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 17, 2001
Last Aired:
Mar 3, 2001

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  • Feb 17, 2001 | 8:32am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 18, 2001 | 6:28pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 03, 2001 | 2:40pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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