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.
William H. Gerdts talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about American art, scholarship, and his fixation with pears.
Author Michael Barone talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the roots of the American political system.
Political philosopher Harvey Mansfield and NEH Chairman Bruce Cole discuss the power of princes and the origins of modern government.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the challenges and successes of an ever-evolving encyclopedia.
Author Richard Brookhiser and NEH Chairman Bruce Cole discuss the modern sensibilities of America's Founders.
NEH Chairman Bruce Cole and author Steven Johnson discuss how video games challenge the way we think.
Marine Colonel Matthew Bogdanos talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about recovering stolen artifacts in Iraq.
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