'The Swerve': When an Ancient Text Reaches Out & Touches Us

Aired: 5/25/2012 | 0:07:04 | Clip
In his new book, "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," author Stephen Greenblatt unearths the tale of a book collector whose discovery of poet Lucretius' "On the Nature of Things" helped change the direction of human thought. Jeffrey Brown and Greenblatt discuss the book and its many cross-generational messages.