We are living in a time that seems like we're not such a wise culture after all...so much violence, fundamentalism and economic limitation. When might there have been times of greater hope and opportunity? The Renaissance was born at a time when the past hadn't worked and all knew that they needed new. Actually, they drew a lot from Greek and Roman times and re-invented them. A wonderful book about this "Outer Beauty Inner Joy, contemplating the Soul of the Renaissance" has been written by Julianne Davidow who is the guest on this show.