Protecting Wild Lands, Debating the Right to Bear Arms

4 segments

We’ll mark the 50th anniversary of the federal Wilderness Act with Elizabeth Kolbert, who looks at whether it has met its objectives to protect the country’s most pristine wildlands for future generations. George Packer discusses George Orwell’s masterpiece 1984 for our Book Club. Mary Gordon on her new book, The Liar’s Wife. And Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice tells the story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights—the Second Amendment.