Mathew Gross http://publicradiotulsa.org en "What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/what-rise-apocalyptic-thinking-tells-us-about-america <p>On today&#39;s show, we speak with the writer and new-media strategist Mathew Gross, who (along with Mel Gilles) is one of the two authors of a thought-provoking and quite timely non-fiction book called &quot;The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America.&quot; It&#39;s an engaging historical study that mainly explores two separate yet related queries: &quot;Why are contemporary Americans so obsessed with the end of the world?&quot; and &quot;What does this obsession actually say about us, as a people?&quot; Did you know, for example, that nearly 60 percent of Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:54:49 +0000 Rich Fisher 17786 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America"