Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? A Conversation with Cornel West and David Bromwich
This Week on Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon
Open Source is the world’s longest-running podcast. Christopher Lydon circles the big ideas in culture, the arts and politics with the smartest people in the world. It’s the kind of curious, critical, high-energy conversation we’re all missing nowadays.
A moral philosopher and a walking trove of literature’s wisdom walk into a radio conversation together. The question for one hour is the bleak time we’re all living in, this sea of troubles we don’t have a name for. The violence is shocking: the war far away, the shots close to home; the spectacle of kids, like ours, running for their lives. The pandemic is still pestilential. The climate crisis is still existential. Our wisemen are Cornel West, the lay preacher, and David Bromwich, great reader and teacher. I’m asking where do they go—in history, in themselves—for a firm footing and guidance in a storm?
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