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.
On this episode, Robert Wilken discusses his new book Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom. Continue Reading »
On this episode, Alexander Riley discusses his book Angel Patriots: The Crash of United Flight 93 and the Myth of America. Continue Reading »
On this episode, Mark Bauerlein and Peter Skerry discuss political hierarchies, populism, and the power of the media. Continue Reading »
On this episode, Adeline Allen and Mark Bauerlein discuss how gestational surrogacy is dehumanizing. Continue Reading »
On this episode, Robert Delfino discusses his book Does God Exist?: A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas.
In this episode, Dale Ahlquist joins Mark to discuss G. K. Chesterton’s life and legacy—and what he would have made of today’s populist movements. Continue Reading »
In this episode, Marygrace Sexton and Mark discuss the dangers of technology and how to combat smartphone addiction. Continue Reading »