Values from Ancient Greece to Contemporary Harlem
Discussion programme that sets the cultural agenda for the week. Mariella Frostrup talks to Hamid Dabashi, Edith Hall, Douglas Murray and Glenn Ligon.
On Start the Week Mariella Frostrup talks to the academic Hamid Dabashi about his critique of European intellectual heritage and identity. In his polemic Can Non-Europeans Think? Dabashi argues that those outside the West are often marginalised and mis-represented. Ancient Greece dominates the intellectual landscape in Europe and Edith Hall looks back to explore what made this civilisation so successful. The Greeks of Ancient Athens were always questioning their society and asking what makes people happy, and Douglas Murray wonders whether the secular West has stopped asking those questions, and is the shallower for it. The artist Glenn Ligon takes inspiration from black writers and abstract expressionists to give a fresh perspective on the values of contemporary America.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
|Interviewed Guest||Hamid Dabashi|
|Interviewed Guest||Edith Hall|
|Interviewed Guest||Douglas Murray|
|Interviewed Guest||Glenn Ligon|
- Mon 11 May 2015 09:00
- Mon 11 May 2015 21:30