The American Idea
Walter Kirn, George McGovern, James Q. Wilson
Moderated by Robert Vare
October 18, 2007
For 150 years, The Atlantic Monthly has explored what its founders — including Emerson, Longfellow and Holmes — called “The American Idea.” In this podcast from the archive, ALOUD presents a panel in partnership with The Atlantic in celebration of the November 2007 issue, which gathered scholars, novelists, politicians, artists, and others to look ahead to the future of the American idea. Featuring a special introduction by John Sullivan.