Robert Goodman

Robert Goodman is Professor in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 1992 he became the director of the United States Gambling Study. He is the author of The Luck Business: The Devastating Consequences and Broken Promises of America's Gambling Explosion.


Volume 19

Guests on Volume 19: Robert Goodman, on economic and moral effects of state-sponsored gambling; Ted Prescott, on modernist artists Brancusi and Mondrian, and why they were attracted to abstraction; Daniel Chirot, on how resentful nationalism and utopian ideologies combine to form Modern Tyrants; Edward Ericson, Jr., on books by and about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Alan Jacobs, on the portrayal of morals and manners in films based on Jane Austen novels; Charles Sykes, on why schools have abandoned the life of the mind; Allan C. Carlson, on what's wrong with Hillary Rodham Clinton's It Takes a Village; and Thomas Connolly, on music and cosmic coherence.