The Corner

Tom on Karl, Charles, and Sigmund

Today on the Uncommon Knowledge interview with Tom Wolfe, science (or pseudo-science) and popular culture.  How have Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, E. O. Wilson and Richard Dawkins shaped our thinking?  To what extent do we owe each a certain gratitude—or, well, a certain contempt? To hear Tom Wolfe, click here.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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