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Context with Brad Harris

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Context with Brad Harris

Context with Brad Harris

Brad Harris, Historian

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What led to the rise of the modern world? How have we made so much progress, and what are its consequences? What are humanity's best ideas? Join award-winning historian Brad Harris as he engages these fundamental questions and interprets the biggest historical forces that shape their answers, from the rise of civilization and the development of modern science to the spread of disease and the growth of globalization.

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The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind became one of the most influential books of the last 50 years, instigating a battle over the soul of the American university that’s been raging ever since. It became a powerful weapon in Bloom's fight against a morally and intellectually crippling form of relativism infecting America’s educational system by reminding us that the goal of education is not to become open to all ideas, but to cultivate the search for the best ideas.

70 MIN2 weeks ago
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The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis

In this episode, we witness the birth of the most powerful idea in history and how it came to define the meaning of America. This is the idea that argument represents the best path to progress and to justice for all, and that to institutionalize this via a Constitutional right to freedom of speech is the best way to preserve a prosperous society. Joseph Ellis captures the story behind this idea inFounding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history.

38 MINAPR 4
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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis

Applied Perspective: A Conversation with Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is one of the most influential historians of our generation. His professional effort extends well beyond academia to ensure that policy makers and the public better understand how to apply historical lessons to current issues. Niall and I connected to further discuss some of those issues. We talk about the changing politics of academia, the growing challenge of interpreting history productively, the problem of judging the past by the moral standards of the present, and more.

45 MINMAR 7
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Applied Perspective: A Conversation with Niall Ferguson

Latest Episodes

The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind became one of the most influential books of the last 50 years, instigating a battle over the soul of the American university that’s been raging ever since. It became a powerful weapon in Bloom's fight against a morally and intellectually crippling form of relativism infecting America’s educational system by reminding us that the goal of education is not to become open to all ideas, but to cultivate the search for the best ideas.

70 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis

In this episode, we witness the birth of the most powerful idea in history and how it came to define the meaning of America. This is the idea that argument represents the best path to progress and to justice for all, and that to institutionalize this via a Constitutional right to freedom of speech is the best way to preserve a prosperous society. Joseph Ellis captures the story behind this idea inFounding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history.

38 MINAPR 4
Comments
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis

Applied Perspective: A Conversation with Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson is one of the most influential historians of our generation. His professional effort extends well beyond academia to ensure that policy makers and the public better understand how to apply historical lessons to current issues. Niall and I connected to further discuss some of those issues. We talk about the changing politics of academia, the growing challenge of interpreting history productively, the problem of judging the past by the moral standards of the present, and more.

45 MINMAR 7
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Applied Perspective: A Conversation with Niall Ferguson
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