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William Jewett Tucker lecture: Louis Menand

Video - a DVD of the lecture may be borrowed from the Tucker Foundation or Jones Media Center.

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A staff writer for The New Yorker since 2001, Menand is also professor of English and American literature and language at Harvard, and has taught at Princeton, Columbia, City University of New York and the University of Virginia School of Law. The Tucker Lecture wasn't Menand’s first speaking engagement at Dartmouth -- he spoke at the 2004 Dartmouth conference “The Liberal Education: Dead or Alive?” Louis Menand spoke at Dartmouth on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall.

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Louis Menand, known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Metaphysical Club, an intellectual and cultural history of late 19th- and early 20th-century America, delivered the annual Tucker Lecture, entitled: “Are the Great Books the Moral Heart of Liberal Education?” The Tucker lecture is intended to address the moral and spiritual life of Dartmouth students in support of the mission of the Tucker Foundation.