Wow! I’m speechless!
Well, ok. Not completely speechless. Not even one of the most insightful interviews I’ve heard in a long long while can make me speechless… 😉
For one thing, this is one occasion on which Radio Open Source host Christopher Lydon in fact let his interviewee’s voice get through to the audience. It makes a tremendous difference from his usual “I-show” attitude.
This show helped me connect many of the threads I’ve been thinking about (and been teaching) for a while: constructivism, constructionism, relativism, moralism, moral relativism, contextualism, judgment, American exceptionalism, ethics, power, identity, labeling, stigmatisation, social structure, social pressure, peer pressure, hierarchy, non-conformism, heroism, social support, organic relationships, humanism, envy, greed, self-importance, roles, social status, achievements, subversion, egalitarianism, ordered anarchy, satisfaction, academic research, intellectualism, anarchy, activism, personality, sociocentrism, socio-constructivism, socialisation, enculturation, informal learning, social networks, networking, social mobility, social dynamics, wisdom of crowds, groupthink, social contract, social butterfly effect, social amnesia, selfishness, egocentrism, ethnocentrism, institutionalism, grassroots movements, self-righteousness, intellectuals, idealism, atheism, essentialism, universalism, indivudualism, identity negotiation, social change, free will, experimentation, face-saving, end of innocence, naïveté, communities, teams, bands, gangs, discrimination…
Or, maybe I make too much out of this… 😉