NPR logo

Democracy Library

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1492036/1492037" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Democracy Library

Democracy Library

Democracy Library

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1492036/1492037" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

This week, public radio stations are exploring the concept of democracy. Talk of the Nation has an assignment for you. We're building a library of democracy and need your suggestions. From science to philosophy, history to children's literature, which books should go on our shelves? Join host Neal Conan and guests.

Guests:

Gov. Mario Cuomo
*Former governor of New York

Eden Lipson
*Children's book editor of The New York Times
*Author, The New York Times Parent's Guide to the Best Books for Children

Ha Jin
*1999 National Book Award Winner for Waiting
*Author, The Crazed (coming out in paperback in January, Vintage)
*Professor of English and creative writing at Boston University

Orlando Patterson
*Historical sociologist and professor at Harvard University
*Author, Freedom and the Making of Western Culture (1991 National Book Award winner)

Ray Kurzweil
*Inventor, futurist and technology guru
*CEO of Kurzweil Technologies, Inc.
*Author, The Age of Spiritual Machines (Penguin)

Related NPR Stories