Worth Repeating: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 21st Century Style

As we in the West become more conscious of inequalities that have been part of our societal fabric for a long time, we're becoming less sure of our identities.

If art is a window on the soul of a nation, what does ours look like? Who do we think we are in the sense of identity? What's our mood?

Of course, these are questions without answers or, at least, unique answers. Shirin Neshat, an acclaimed Iranian visual artist, and Jonathan Burnham at HarperCollins, discuss our evolving zeitgeist.