Note: Today's Leonard Lopate Show in on tape. This is a rebroadcast of an episode that took place on September 17th, 2014.
William Deresiewicz argues that the goal of college should be to help students think critically and creatively and find a sense of purpose in the world. He and explains why he thinks elite schools are failing at this. Lucinda Franks talks about her long opposites-attract marriage to Manhattan District Attorney Morgenthau. James Ellroy discusses his novel Perfidia. Plus: Eric Liu on working out a personal sense of Chinese American identity.