How do we construct our pictures of the past? The Reith Lectures by Hilary Mantel

Air Date: Oct 12, 2017 12:00 AM ET

In the second of her 2017 BBC Reith Lectures, Dames Hilary Mantel ponders how we form our images of the past, and warns about twin dangers: condescending to the past as the 'bad old days" or romanticizing it as a 'golden age.'