(A World of Ideas Conversations With Thoughtful Men and Women About American Life Today and the Ideas Shaping Our Future) PDF DOWNLOAD Æ Bill Moyers
Free read ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ñ Bill MoyersI can make as a father husband ournalist and citizen The main reason I seek the ideas of others is for help the diagnosis and treatment of my own isolation and the enlargement of my understanding Pretty HEADY STUFF BUT IT CERTAINLY GETS YOU THINKING YOU stuff but it certainly gets you thinking You won t agree with everything that s talked about but it gives you another perspective and that s always a good thing A collection of mostly dry and repetitive interviews with a range of experts who seem to have nothing in common except that they love to yearn after the good old daysI m not sure if it was the zeitgeist of the 1980s Bill Moyers leading uestions or perhaps the nature of being an expert on something but almost every single person interviewed here is full of anger at the current state of affairs and nostalgia for a vanished golden age in American life This gets old after a while especially since Moyers never pushes back against this belief that the past used to be better No one uestions that the US is in a political decline that the era of the Founding Fathers was a political paradise or that pop culture is getting worse The book has also dated uite a bit there are predictions that Japan will overtake the US and that the Soviet Union is entering its newest strongest phase There are however a handful of excellent interviews My favorites were its newest strongest phase There are however a handful of excellent interviews My favorites were August Wilson Vartan Gregorian and Isaac Asimov. Tors and philosophers discussing what's happening in our lives our hearts and our minds as we approach a new millenium.
Huge like a coffee table book but worth the long reading experience I was in eight grade when this book was Published So Reading This Took so reading this took back to a lot of history of the current events back then which of course didn t have that much recollection of personally it s through my other reading that I recall those events covered in this World of Ideas Well worth I ve had this book for a couple years now Nothing like putting the author s face on a book to remind me that I haven t read his book yet It s interesting reading this from a perspective some 20 years down the road Most of what they say about America and the future applies ust as much today as it did then but there are also the obvious major changes everyone is hand wringing about Japan overtaking our economy instead of China for example which is kind of amusing But it would be great "If Moyers Would Do This Series Again Now And Preferably "Moyers would do this series again now and preferably a less America centric focus Inspiring and thought provoking This reminds me of why Bill Moyers ust rocks What s fascinating is that he conducted the interviews over 20 years ago specifically to address the ideas of the day and it still shinesHere s one tidbitMoyers The chief reward of interviewing people is the oy of learning of coming away from each person with a wider angle of vision on the times I live in on the issues I am expected to act upon and the angle of vision on the times I live in on the issues I am expected to act upon and the Gs us one on one interviews withforty two extraordinary men and women poets and physicists historians andnovelists doc. XOS 97392M This was a great book Moyers uestions in his interviews have always been insightful "This book is a collection of those interviews Very insightful people You ll agree with some disagree "book is a collection of those interviews Very insightful people You ll agree with some disagree others but will find it interesting In fact I think it s time to reread Nice idea for a book gathering transcripts of conversations held with intelligent guests of Bill Moyers PBS series one of whom I actually met at a dinner partybut a bit dated nowThis book predates 1990 so there s a lot of references to people and events of the 1980 s President Reagan Iran Contra etcStill some of the discussions are universal and relevant and therefore worth a lookAnd since I bought my copy at a library sale definitely worth 1 Slowly flipping through this and reading interviews at random It was published in 1989 but it is fascinating to see how much the book still SPEAKS TO ME AND TO OUR CONTEMPORARY WORLD MOYERS to me and to our contemporary world Moyers an excellent interviewer The interview with Asimov is blowing me away That manwowThis is a book one needs to own because it is impossible to read all at once I got through 5 of the interviews Wow some really interesting stuff I was so excited to read the interview with Chinua Achebe He s been one of my favorite authors since I studied West African Lit in college And Bill Moyers he rocks Finally done and this was a good intellectual stretch of the brain This book is. Conversations with thoughtful men and women about American life today and theideas shaping our future Bill Moyers brin.