Curriculum Vitae: Episode #4

National Association of Scholars

In this fourth episode of Curriculum Vitae, Peter W. Wood and Jonathan Leaf discuss the purpose of art. Jonathan is a playwright who places deep intellectual questions centerstage. Today, art is seen simply as a means of expressing social complaints or a tool to be used for political stunts. In this episode, Jonathan and Peter attempt to track the philosophical and social attitudes that transformed art from the cultivation of excellence into the production of mass entertainment.

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