A molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk says altruism is the answer to many of the world's most pressing challenges. Can concern for others help solve wealth inequality, climate change and world hunger?
Diane talks with novelist Tom Wolfe about his new satire on college life. The book’s narrator is an innocent 18-year-old freshman grappling with issues of sex and status at an elite, fictional university.
- Tom Wolfe author of more than a dozen books, including "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," "The Right Stuff," "The Bonfire of the Vanities," and "A Man in Full."
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