52 minutes | Nov 6, 2015

QtL.18 - Charles Murray Justifies the Canon

In Human Accomplishment, AEI Scholar Charles Murray analyzes the conditions that have enabled -- and undercut -- scientific and artistic excellence throughout history.  His book presents a direct challenge to the postmodern, culturally relativist education of host Grant v.  How can one define musical greatness?  Will anything being made today last? Discussed:  Human Accomplishment by Charles Murray; David Hume; the Lotka curve;  Pitchfork's 10/10 review of Kid A; Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; Ceaseless Fun by Derek Spencer; Thomas Aquinas Bonus:  Dr. Murray explains why he thinks Groundhog Day will be watched hundreds of years from now:  http://bit.ly/1MoyHIS
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