On this program we’ll talk with intellectual historian, journalist, and author Peter Watson. His most recent book explores one of the modern world’s most important yet controversial intellectual achievements: atheism. The book, The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God, explores the revolutionary ideas and big questions provoked by some of the greatest philosophical, scientific, & political minds of the last century and a half. Peter Watson has written for The Sunday Times, The New York Times, the Observer and the Spectator.
The German Genius: Europe’s Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century
The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities–from Italy’s Tomb Raiders to the World’s Greatest Museums
The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century