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British writer Paul Johnson talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history of art and its place in America.
Classicist Donald Kagan talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about what modern students can gain from ancient worlds.
Scholar David Billington talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history and art of engineering.
Columnist Judith Martin talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about behavior befitting a republic.
The Hawley brothers speak with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about unearthing a steamship buried in a Kansas cornfield.
Education Secretary Rod Paige talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about improving America's schools.
Painter, writer, television producer, and fight doctor Ferdie Pacheco talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole.
Scholars are approaching the founding of America in new ways.
By Pauline Maier
Poetry critic Helen Vendler, this year's Jefferson Lecturer, speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the power of words.
The Pulitzer prize-winning poet speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the links between poetry and painting.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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