Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.
NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.
How Jill Lepore went from Harvard office temp to Harvard professor.
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.
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