Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.
Jefferson Lecturer Leon Kass describes his journey from medical school to the heart of the humanities.
Humanities discusses art and the achievements of the Endowment with outgoing Chairman, Bruce Cole.
Phil Cantelon of History Associates talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the profession outside the walls of academia.
Chairman Bruce Cole talks with Thomas Saunders, Wall Street titan-turned-philanthropist, and his irrepressible wife, Jordan.
Writer Amity Shlaes talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her take on the Great Depression.
Entrepreneur and onetime gubernatorial candidate Lewis Lehrman talks to NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about Abraham Lincoln’s pivotal speech in 1854.
Jefferson Lecturer John Updike talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about his writing, the "gorgeous creatures" of modernism, and much else.
Elizabeth Brown Pryor talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about her dual careers as a historian of antebellum America and a highly decorated diplomat working for the State Department.
Journalist Andrew Ferguson and NEH Chairman Bruce Cole discuss America's love-hate relationship with our sixteenth president.
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