How will this age be remembered?

An anxious age in constant motion.
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Question: How will this age be remembered?

Nancy Koehn: I think we’ll be remembered as being very anxious; as being in constant motion; as being an age that was overtly concerned with getting and spending, and getting and spending; and more subtly concerned with other perhaps equally or more important issues. But historians want to dig on that. I have to dig for that part of that … . They’ll find it, but we’ll have to dig for it because our public media, our public soap boxes right now in this country, what constitutes entertainment . . . very little of those activities and those channels of communication highlight very much more than getting, and spending, and fame.

Recorded On: 6/12/07