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Watch Intelligence Squared online: Episode 16 Werner Herzog: Conquest of the Useless

Was the 20th century a mistake? What is the climate of excitement which makes film possible? How were the colossal prehistoric menhirs of Brittany erected? How do you move a steamship in similar fashion over a mountain? Why is tourism a sin? Why is travel on foot a virtue? These are some of the questions the legendary film director Werner Herzog will be discussing with Paul Holdengrber, Director of Public Programs at the New York Public Library - assisted by copious images, music and film clips 'curated' by Herzog himself.

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