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Susan Jacoby

Susan Jacoby appears in the following:

When Conversion Isn't a Religious Experience

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Susan Jacoby explores the history of forced conversions, and those undertaken for political advantage, economic opportunities and intermarriage.

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Changing My Religion

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Author Susan Jacoby talks about the non-spiritual reasons for religious conversions and how political/economic forces act on societies and individuals when it comes to religious beliefs.

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Did Women Really Get the Shaft in the Mad Men Era?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Drawing on her father's life and career, Susan Jacoby, author of The Last Men on Top, asks if men really had it better in the pre-feminist America of the 1950's and 1960's. Plus: read an excerpt from the book.

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The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age

Monday, February 07, 2011

Susan Jacoby discusses the recent idea that the baby boom generation will experience a radically new kind of old age—unmarred by physical or mental deterioration, financial problems, or loneliness. Her book Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing of the New Old Age raises the fundamental question of whether living longer is a good thing unless it means living better.

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Anti-Intellectualism in America

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Susan Jacoby talks about the history of anti-intellectualism in America, and how it’s shaped post-WWII society. Her new book is The Age of American Unreason.

Event: Susan Jacoby will moderate a discussion with Alan Wolfe and Michael Kazin
Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm
General Society of ...

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