Martha C. Nussbaum, "Fear and Anger in American Politics"

As in her new book The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, Professor Nussbaum discusses the atmosphere of fear, anger, and polarization that suffuses our political moment, and suggests that philosophical ideas about the emotions are useful in understanding and improving it. Professor Nussbaum is the winner of the 2018 Berggruen Prize, which is awarded annually to a thinker whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.

Recorded on May 3, 2019, at Reunion Weekend.