Jonathan Judaken

Dr. Steven Schlozman

Dr. Steven Schlozman, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of Training for Child and Adolescent Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is an avid fan of culture and horror films, writing about movies, books, pop songs, and sports, as well as blogging for the Boston Globe, Psychology Today, and various academic journals.

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Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Christopher Morris, author of The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its People.

Randall Fuller

Host Jonathan Judaken talks with with author Professor Randall Fuller about what symbolic role the Civil War ought to play in our imaginations or in our cultural landscape.

The Civil War: America's epic battle with itself, transformed every aspect of American culture, including its great writers like Whitman, Emerson, Hawthorne, Dickinson, and Frederick Douglass.

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Host Jonathan Judaken talks with “Ground Zero” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf about the similarities between the Abrahamic religions, the perceived conflict between the West and Muslims in the Middle East and Northern Africa, and how American Muslims can be a beacon of hope for spreading an American Islam, or Western Islam, with a moderate, tolerant form of worship that can gain worldwide popularity throughout the world.

Imam Rauf spoke in late February at Calvary Episcopal Church and Rhodes College in Memphis.

Dr. Jonathan Judaken talks with author and professor Alice Kaplan about post-WWII France, philosophy, and her newest book Dreaming in French: the Paris years of Jacqueline Bouvier, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis.

James Miller is Professor of Politics and Liberal Studies at the New School for Social Research. Miller's work unusually combines publications on the history of rock and roll, as well as renowned studies of intellectual history.

His most recent book is called Examined Lives, which will form the basis of the public lecture he will give as part of the "Communities in Conversation" series at Rhodes College on January 22, 2013.

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Host Jonathan Judaken talks with philosopher Roger Scruton, author of more than thirty books, including several novels, and the composer of two operas. 

Starting his academic career as a philosopher of aesthetics, Scruton emerged as a major voice for traditional conservatism in Britain, with The Meaning of Conservatism in 1980. He has published a steady stream of works explicating both modern philosophy and his brand of traditional conservatism since then.

This summer marks the 300th anniversary of Jean Jacques Rousseau's birth in the city of Geneva in 1812.

Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University is one of this country's most prominent historians.

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