How to Reopen the American Mind

Jon Baskin & Anastasia Berg

Hertog Foundation | 2021

In this conversation, Dr. Jon Baskin and Dr. Anastasia Berg, Editors of The Point Magazine, discuss their op-ed “How to Reopen the American Mind” and the ideas and solutions proposed therein. Drs. Baskin and Berg offer an optimistic reply to the troubling trends outlined by Allan Bloom in his 1987 book, “The Closing of the American Mind.”

This conversation was recorded via Zoom on January 29, 2021, and was moderated by Bryan Garsten (Yale University). This conversation was part of the 2020-21 Humanities at Hertog Program.