David Brooks, senior editor of "The Weekly Standard" and editor of an anthology called "Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing," talks with Steve Paulson about what it means to be a conservative in American politics today.SEGMENT 2:
Sociologist Sara Diamond talks with Judith Strasser about the rise of the right in recent American politics. Diamond is the author of "Roads to Dominion: Right-Wing Movements and Poltical Power in the United States." Also, left-wing rabble rouser (and proud of it!) Alexander Cockburn tells Steve Paulson that right-wingers who fear domination by a secret world government have a point. Cockburn is a columnist for "The Nation."SEGMENT 3:
Robert Goldberg teaches history at the University of Utah and is the author of a ne3w biography of Barry Goldwater. Goldberg tells Jim Fleming how Goldwater paved the way for today's conservatives. Goldberg's book is called "Barry Goldwater."For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 03-10-A.
John Krakauer, contributing editor to "Outside" magazine, tells Steve Paulson the story of Chris McCandless - an experienced outdoorsman who perished in the Alaskan wilderness while on a spiritual quest. Krakauer tells the full story in his book "Into the Wild."SEGMENT 2:
Historian Stephen Ambrose tells Jim Fleming stories about the Lewis and Clark expedition. They went in search of the Northwest Passage and found the Garden of Eden, and grizzly bears. Ambrose's new biography of Meriwether Lewis is called "Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West."SEGMENT 3:
Historian Simon Schama makes the case in his book "Landscape and Memory" that "nature" is a product of the human imagination. He tells Judith Strasser the various things that mountains have meant to mankind and finds the source and inspiration for Mount Rushmore (well-oiled and wearing a lion skin) at the court of Alexander the Great.For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 03-10-B.
Gloria Steinem tells Judith Strasser that young women take feminism's victories for granted and that she doesn't mind. Steinem is an icon of the women's movement - the author of several books and the founder of "Ms" Magazine. Also, Carolyn Heilbrun tells Judith Strasser that Steinem is a problem for biographers because she is exactly what she appears to be - a woman committed to social justice who has worked tirelessly for forty years on behalf of women and other dispossessed people. Heilbrun's biography of Steinem is called "The Education of A Woman."SEGMENT 2:
Rebecca Walker (daughter of Alice Walker) is a contributing editor for "Ms" Magazine and the editor of a new collection of essays called "To Be Real." Walker tells Steve Paulson that she has an inclusive definition of feminism and thinks young women are more concerned with being good human beings than empowered women. Also, historian Elizabeth Fox-Genovese calls herself a feminist but is critical of the traditional feminist elite. She tells Steve Paulson why. Fox-Genovese teaches at Emory University and is the author of "Feminism Is Not the Story of My Life."SEGMENT 3:
Anthropologist Maria Lepowsky tells Jim Fleming about the sexually egalitarian society on Vanatinai, a small island southeast of New Guinea where men's and women's roles are equally valued. Lepowsky teaches at the University of Wisconsin and is the author of "Fruit of the Motherland: Gender in an Egalitarian Society."For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 03-10-C.