Day: February 18, 2016

TED talks and American spiritual striving

TED talks and American spiritual striving

Religion Dispatches has a great post up about the popularity of TED talks and the ways they hearken back to 19th century Lyceum lectures by luminaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson. There’s the same sense that intellectual life should be popularized, and that cutting-edge ideas should be tested in front of a diverse audience through […]