Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman
Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (#208)
Amy Chua's book, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" is a provocative memoir of the culture clash between Asian and Western values while raising her daughters in the traditional Chinese way. Her depiction of her harsh and critical approach to parenting has caused outrage in some quarters and brought applause from others. Chua feels the backlash is due, in part, to Americans' fears of a Chinese rise to prominence over America. [26 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.
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