Lewis Lapham was interviewed about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included the sense of entitlement, money and power, and the history of U.S. foreign policy. He responded to viewer telephone calls and electronic mail. A video clip was shown of Mr. Lapham's office in New York City were he described his working day. A video clip was shown of a film made by Mr. Lapham, The American Ruling Class. Mr. Lapham was the editor of Harper's magazine for nearly thirty years and is currently a national correspondent and editor emeritus who writes a bi-monthly essay. He is also the editor of Lapham's Quarterly, a journal of history started in 2007. He is the author of several books including Theater of War, Pretensions To Empire, 30 Satires, Waiting for the Barbarians, and Gag Rule.