Statistics, dates, and iconic images tell one story about a country. But to catch the subtleties and the spirit of a country, individual experience can capture what the big picture often misses. American writer Richard Rodriguez first encountered America as a little boy speaking only Spanish in his native California. Today he is one of America's finest essayists. His most recent collection of essays is "Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography," and he joins The Agenda to talk about how his experiences relate to the current U.S. state of mind.
Episode:
What Now, America?; The Spirit of a Country
Aired:
Jan 19, 2017
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