After Words with Susan Jacoby
Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason, published by Pantheon. In her book she offers a critique on American… read more
Susan Jacoby talked about her book The Age of American Unreason, published by Pantheon. In her book she offers a critique on American society and says that a the combination of anti-intellectualism and anti-rationalism in American culture is becoming a serious problem. In the book she focuses on issues including society’s addiction to mass media, ineffective educational systems, and religious fundamentalism. The guest interviewer was Nick Gillespie.
Susan Jacoby is an independent scholar who focuses on American intellectual history. She is the author of eight books including Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism and Half-Jew: A Daughter’s Search for Her Family’s Buried Past. Ms. Jacoby is the program director of the Center for Inquiry in New York City and a regular panelist for the website “On Faith.” She also maintains her own political blog, “The Secularist’s Corner,” on the Washington Post web site.
Nick Gillespie is editor of Reason.tv and Reason.com, which features the staff political weblog “Hit and Run.” Previously, he served as Reason magazine’s editor in chief from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Gillespie edited the book Choice: The Best of Reason, an anthology of the magazine’s articles. close
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