Jared Diamond Talks Traditional Societies with Steven Colbert
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discussed his field work in New Guinea, and gave examples of places in the U.S. that still share characteristics of traditional societies. He even played along with Colbert when asked to imitate the University of Notre Dame's famous "Fighting Irish" mascot! As well respected as he is successful, Diamond is a staple in the media, and has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and numerous other programs. His writing has been also been called "one of the most significant projects embarked upon by any intellectual of our generation" by The New York Times. On stage, he demands attention, and leaves audiences with a newfound understanding of how the past and the present are inextricably linked.