Glenn C. Altschuler

Glenn C. Altschuler is Professor of American Studies and the dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. in American history from Cornell. He was a columnist for the New York Times, and is a regular panelist for the WCNY television program The Ivory Tower Half-Hour. He has written and co-authored several books, including Revivalism, Social Conscience and Community in the Burned-Over District; Better Than Second Best: Love and Work in the Life of Helen Magill; and Rude Republic: Americans and Their Politics in the 19th Century.


Volume 65

Guests on Volume 65: Stephen G. Post, on why there should be more room for public forms of religious expression; Glenn C. Altschuler, on the advent of rock 'n' roll, and the various fears it created; Mark Oppenheimer, on the importance of style and the rise of radical informality; Johnny Cash, on faith, vocation, the Incarnation, and the Last Supper; George Marsden, on how Jonathan Edwards understood world history and the American experience; and Julian Johnson, on various misunderstandings about classical music, the differences between music as art and music as commodity, and on expectations of immediate gratification in music.