The second in a four-part series, "The American Consciousness."
After September 11, 2001, Richard Rodriguez traveled to the Middle East to explore his kinship, as a Roman Catholic, with the men who stepped onto airplanes and turned them into weapons of terror. What he learned illuminates some of the deepest paradox and promise of the world we inhabit. He is an especially intriguing conversation partner for right now — a life and mind straddling left and right, religious and secular, immigrant and intellectual. At the Chautauqua Institution, we mine his wisdom on the emerging fabric of human identity.
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President Obama to Present Krista Tippett with National Humanities Medal
The award honors Tippett for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence” through her writings and nationally syndicated program On Being.
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