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30 September 2016

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Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia University)

This week on The Glenn Show, John and Glenn talk about their personal and professional lives. Have professors abandoned engaging with the broader intellectual world? John announces his new position at Columbia University and Glenn explains why he so loves teaching at a place like Brown. John and Glenn make the case against political correctness in the classroom. John waxes eloquent about the joys and sorrows of fatherhood. Glenn relates his existential crisis in the wake of his wife’s recent death, and John gives him some sage advice.

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Recorded:Apr 23    Posted:Apr 24, 2012
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The Glenn Show | Apr 24, 2012 | Glenn Loury & John McWhorter

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