How alphabetical order made the modern world

We take alphabetization for granted, but it’s a relatively new way to classify the things we hold dear. Judith Flanders, social historian and senior research fellow at the University of Buckingham, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how alphabetization came to be, why it took so long to take hold, and what makes it a symbol of Western knowledge. Her book, now out in paperback, is “A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order.”