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This week's show featured a lecture delivered at a Boston University conference last fall by author, political philosopher and constitutional commentator Ferdinand Mount titled "When Two Or More Are Gathered Together: Small Groups and Great Movements."

Mount believes that not only single individuals but small groups of individuals working together can also initiate or lead great movements of different kinds. In his lecture, he discussed the role small groups play in bringing about change by focusing primarily on the example of English poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge whose book "Lyrical Ballads" gave rise to the literary Romantic Movement in England.

Lance Morrow, professor of journalism at Boston University, reponded to Mr. Mount's lecture with his own reactions and thoughts on the subject. Afterwards, both Mr. Mount and professor Morrow answered questions and statements from a participating audience.

This program aired on March 3, 2002.

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