This episode considers what philosophy has to say about leadership. It features a recorded presentation I gave at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture on my September 2015 book, 'Uniting Mississippi: Democracy and Leadership in the South.' Though Mississippi is the focus of my application, the principles and challenges apply through the South and beyond.
This is the speech Dr. Eric Thomas Weber gave in thanks and acceptance of the Mississippi Humanities Council's 2015 Public Humanities Scholar Award. The address was delivered in the Old Capitol Building in Jackson, MS, on Friday, February 13, 2015.
NOTE: This recording was made with my cellphone in my suit jacket. Consequently, there are clothing-noises and odd sounds related to a bit of an awkward way of recording the speech. You can hear most everything well enough. I thought I should explain, however. My future podcasts will likely be made on a great mic that I now have and that I can use when I'm not giving a formal address at a public function of this kind.