Author Archives: Eric

About Eric

Eric Miller teaches in the Department of Communication Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

#21) Thinking About Feeling III: The Power of Meaning

Emily Esfahani Smith is a writer focusing on culture, psychology, and relationships. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Atlantic, as well as the New Criterion, where she has a regular column. … Continue reading

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#20) We Are All Russians Now: Nothing is True and Everything is Possible

Peter Pomerantsev is a journalist and long-time Russian television producer. In 2014 he published Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, a series of vignettes about his experiences trying to capture the ethos of contemporary Russia under the “postmodern dictatorship” … Continue reading

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#19) Creating Political Change – with Nicholas Hayes

Our guest this week is Nicholas Hayes. Nicholas is pursuing his PhD in ethics at Boston College, focusing on the intersection of political theology and community organizing. He’s been involved in faith-based organizing since 2009, most recently with Greater Boston … Continue reading

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#18) The “Millennial Novel”: Private Citizens

Tony Tulathimutte is a really great writer and his name is extremely hard to spell. He is the author of Private Citizens, the highly touted 2016 novel about a group of four 2o-something friends finding their way in contemporary San … Continue reading

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#17) On Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections (2001), Freedom (2010), and Purity (2015), among others. An odd and often perplexing figure, Franzen is also a master craftsman with a broad knowledge base and a distinctive literary … Continue reading

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#16) What’s the Matter with Liberals?

Thomas Frank is perhaps most famous for  What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America (2004), a book arguing that Republican politicians exploit controversial social issues to manipulate working class voters into voting against their own … Continue reading

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#15) The Thing About A.C. Grayling

For a variety of reasons stemming from his great self-assurance, the British philosopher AC Grayling has been called “the most hated man in academia.” He has published over thirty books in his lifetime, including The Meaning of Things (2001), The … Continue reading

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