Radio Hour: ISIS propaganda; What is a public intellectual?




Cultural historian Leo Braudy joins Laurie Winer and Seth Greenland to discuss ISIS videos and the history of propaganda. Also the trio discuss a recent article, “What’s Wrong with Public Intellectuals?” in The Chronicle of Higher Education; Michael Tolkin extols the virtues of his favorite book, The Professor’s House by Willa Cather; another tale from the road from Literary Death Match founder Adrian Todd Zuniga.

Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin.

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