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The Age of American Unreason

In conversation with Jack Miles
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Episode Summary
From the author of Freethinkers, a dazzlingly insightful-and occasionally hilarious-analysis of the anti-rationalism, anti-intellectualism, and anti-scientism that increasingly characterizes the cultural and intellectual life of this country.

Participant(s) Bio
Susan Jacoby's last book, Freethinkers, was championed by Philip Roth, Sam Harris, and the late Arthur Schlesinger. She is a regular commentator on NPR, and a contributor to the New York Times, among many others. She is the author of seven books, including Wild Justice, a Pulitzer Prize finalist.