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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Rapid Transition by Jack Lessenberry's Essays and Interviews

Jack Lessenberry writes: Every age has intellectual giants who are so much a part of the cultural fabric that it is almost impossible to imagine life without them. John Kenneth Galbraith was one of those.

That's why I was a bit shaken by the great economist's death last weekend, even though he was almost 98 years old and had lived a full and wonderful life. I was a college freshman when I read his best-known work, The Affluent Society. I picked it up and leafed through it Sunday afternoon, and was startled, fascinated ... and depressed by how relevant it seems today.

Read or listen to Essay: Rapid Transition

Also listen to the companion Interview: Tom Barwin

# posted by Tami @ 9:22 AM
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