Jackson Lears on the American Pursuit of Vitality From Walt Whitman to Donald Trump ‹ Literary Hub


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the worlds leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.

In this episode, Andrew talks to Jackson Lears, author of Animal Spirits, about the American pursuit of vitality from Walt Whitman and William James to Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and Donald Trump.

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Jackson Learsis Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University and the editor ofRaritan. His books includeRebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920;Something for Nothing: Luck in America; andFables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America.

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