Uncommon Knowledge
Author Tom Wolfe discusses his latest novel, Back to Blood

Author Tom Wolfe discusses his latest novel, Back to Blood

July 23, 2013

Tom Wolfe discusses the ideas and inspirations for Back to Blood, a story of decadence and the new America. In the book, Wolfe paints a story of a decaying culture enduring constant uncertainty. Heroes are spurned and abused, and values are dissolving; yet the message seems to be to stick with the good values. (Playing time: 47:32)

Crisis Management: Kissinger, McNamara, and Rice

Crisis Management: Kissinger, McNamara, and Rice

July 4, 2013

This week Uncommon Knowledge, brings us interview excerpts from two former secretaries of state and Hoover fellows Henry Kissinger and Condoleezza Rice, and former secretary of defense Robert McNamara. All three have influenced American foreign policy through the years and through different crises, and all three believe that the United States possesses a particular responsibility in the world. (Playing time: 25:47)

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