This is set up by remarks by Jonathan Lethem about the anti-intellectualism of American culture: “even American arts culture has a very violent anti-intellectual streak in it.” Lethem’s remarks help us as viewers understand the poignant finale to
The Polymath, or The Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany directed by Fred Barney Taylor (Maestro Media, 2007)
Delany in conversation on a train… a rather emotive moment about the conducting of a seminar where students a reluctant to ask questions and the creating of conditions where every student would have the self-worth to ask questions … “you have to teach people that they are important enough to say what they have to say”
Reminds one of seminar’s root in seed.
And so for day 2538