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Mark Bauerlein is Senior Editor at First Things and Professor of English at Emory University, where he has taught since earning his PhD in English at UCLA in 1989. For two years (2003-05) he served as Director of the Office of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts. His books include Literary Criticism: An Autopsy (1997), The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief (1997), and The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (2008). His essays have appeared in PMLA, Partisan Review, Wilson Quarterly, Commentary, and New Criterion, and his commentaries and reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Weekly Standard, The Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, and other national periodicals.

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Tolerating Catholics

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The latest installment in an ongoing interview series with contributing editor Mark Bauerlein. Michael Breidenbach joins the podcast to discuss Our Dear-Bought Liberty: Catholics and Religious Tolerance in Early America. The conversation is embedded below. For your long-term convenience, . . . . Continue Reading »

The Elites We Need

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Saurabh Sharma joins the podcast to discuss his recent article in the American Conservative “We Must Build an Elite for this American Moment” and his work in building up the conservative bureaucratic apparatus at American Moment. Continue Reading »