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Program Information
 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Morris Berman
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
With great wit and humor--& clever specific examples--cultural historian Morris Berman argues a gloomy main point: American civilization as we know it is doomed. Few prophets of doom are as enjoyable to listen to as Berman, though.

Here he discusses 13 ways America is going to hell in a handbasket. (#2 includes: the new American History school curriculum in Texas has a unit on Estee Lauder but not George Washington. Berman asks: why not Kim Kardashian?)

With a preface by KD on Berman's ideas.
From an hour-long talk by Berman in Seattle, November 4, 2011. Video of the entire talk available from Pirate TV Seattle (, complete audio track from Unwelcome Guests (

New World Notes originally broadcast this program (as NWN #200) in December 2011

Berman's most recent book is Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline (Wiley, 2011).

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "inflexible deadlines") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
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