Q&A with Walter Kirn
Walter Kirn, author, book critic, and essayist, talked about his book Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever… read more
Walter Kirn, author, book critic, and essayist, talked about his book Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever (Doubleday; May 19, 2009). In his first non-fiction book, Mr. Kirn tells the story of his years at Princeton University in the 1980s.
Walter Kirn regularly writes for The New York Times Book Review. He has also written for Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Time, New York, GQ, and Esquire. He has written six fiction books including Up in the Air which is being made into a movie starring George Clooney to be released in the fall of 2009. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
Q&A with Larry Arnn
Larry Arnn, the president of Hillsdale College, spoke about the history of the school, its conservative roots and…
Q&A with Pat McGuire
Patricia McGuire is president of Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C., for over 20 years and is credited…
Student Aid Legislation
Congressional Democratic leaders talked about the education reconciliation bill. The legislation that would…
Q&A with Bruce Cole
Bruce Cole talked about a program called “Picturing America.” The project’s goal is to distribute 40…