Joseph Bottum and America’s Anxious Age – Part 2

In the second part of my conversation with Joseph Bottum about his book An Anxious Age we focus on the future.  If Bottum’s description of American history is right and his understanding of where we are and why is on target, what now?  We touch on the culture war, drawing pictures and telling stories rather than engaging in intellectual combat, the path from editor of magazines in the power centers of the East Coast to writing memoir and fiction two time zones west, and even on the state of publishing today.

Part one of the interview.  Listen to Part Two above. (Again, apologies for my lack of audio skills and or technological adeptness)

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

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