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LGM Podcast: The Ideas That Made America


For my latest podcast, I interview Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen of the University of Wisconsin about her recent book The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History. The second part of that title is key, because this is a really amazing book that covers all of U.S. intellectual history in about 200 pages. That’s really hard to do! It’s a very impressive book and we covered as much as we could in a half-hour or so, spending the first part on how you put a book like this together and then getting into some details and eras, before ending by thinking about the present. Check it out!

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