Host Jonathan Judaken speaks with Dr. Darrin McMahon about his new book, Divine Fury: A History of Genius, in which McMahon writes, "Genius. Say the word out loud. Even today, more than 2000 years after its first recorded use by the Roman author Plautus, it continues to resonate with power and allure. The power to create. The power to divine the secrets of the universe."
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.
Jane Landers is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, former Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Science and past Director of the Center for Latin American Studies. She is the author of Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions which was awarded the Rembert Patrick Book Award and has been awarded honorary mention for the 2011 Bolton Johnson Prize for the best English-language book on any aspect of Latin American History.