Archibald Davison, Professor of Music at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Glee Club, recounts a childhood experience in which he shut the door on a man who had come to the house in search of work, and describes his belief in the importance of weighing his actions and words carefully and avoiding the unnecessary infliction of pain. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
Aldous Huxley describes his belief that the ideal society towards which he must strive is one that reduces the number of temptations for its citizens. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
William Dalrymple lecture entitled "Return of a King: Shah Shuja and the First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-42"
54. This I Believe
Chester Maxey describes the "creative force" that is vital to a meaningful society and how the United States' success is a result of its nourishing this creative spirit.
Edith Hamilton talks about "spiritual truth" and why faith, not facts, are necessary for understanding it.
56. This I Believe
John Nason talks about the importance of education in creating a just and thoughtful society and adds that he believes these qualities of justice and goodness are an inherent part of the universe.
Sunil Amrith lecture entitled "Islam in the Bay of Bengal: Between Tamil and Malay Worlds"
Robert Travers, Assoc. Professor, Department of History, Cornell University. Lecture entitled "The Connected World of Haji Mustapha: an informer to the British in eighteenth century Bengal"
Partha Chatterjee lecture entitled "Early Modern Absolutism in 18th Century India"
Interview conducted 2/25/05 at the Baptist Church, W. Springfield by Gwynne Langley and Toryn Miller-Stevens. Present were Lois Pinton, Toryn Miller-Stevens and Gwynne Langley.