Roger Shattuck

Roger Shattuck (1923-2005) was Professor Emeritus of Modern and Foreign Languages and Literature at Boston University. Shattuck was the author of Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography, Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts, and Proust's Way: A Field Guide to "In Search of Lost Time".


Volume 24

Guests on Volume 24: James Davison Hunter, on a survey about American political life conducted by the Post-Modernity Project; Robert H. Bork, on judicial complicity in the coarsening of America; Rochelle Gurstein, on how some advocates of unbridled free expression had second thoughts; Roger Shattuck, on how we've lost the ability to recognize the fact that some knowledge is bad for us; Michael Behe, on how complexity in cells suggests an intelligent designer; David Morgan, on the Paintings of Warner Sallman; and Ted Libbey, on Gabriel Fauré's Requiem.