Matthew Crawford, AM’92 PhD’00, was featured on the Colbert Report on June 24, 2009 to promote his recent book Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work (Penguin Press). Crawford’s book explores the valuable lessons that manual labor can instill in individuals, and ultimately forces his reader to question the value of ‘knowledge work’ versus ‘manual work’. To see Matthew Crawford’s interview with Stephen Colbert please click here. Crawford is also profiled in the September/October 2009 issue of the University of Chicago Magazine; please click here to read more.
You can also read his article “The Case for Working With Your Hands” (adapted from his book) published in The New York Times Magazine here.