Acclaimed writer and political scholar Christopher Hitchens may just be the only writer to have recently visited Iran, Iraq and North Korea. Hitchens - known for his keen wit, sharp political insight and often controversial opinions - examines the differences between the countries once linked as the "axis of evil," while revealing intriguing connections between the nations.
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When a group of pundits gathered for a recent Oxford-style debate, the proposition alone was provocative: "Bush 43 Is the Worst President of the Past 50 Years." But when you consider that one of the panelists defending President Bush’s legacy was his longtime adviser Karl Rove, the night became even more interesting.
One year ago, at the dawn of 2008, we knew we had problems, but thought we might skate through them. Now we know better. The economy was the big bombshell, and that’s not over. Wars and power shifts fill out the picture.
So what about 2009? Is this the year of turnaround? On Wall Street? Main Street? Afghanistan and beyond? Or more woe?
This hour we’ll peer into 2009 with big thinkers Laura Tyson, on the economy, and Noah Feldman, on world affairs.
WTP 224: N. Korea Cell Network, Robot Ethics, Iraqi Net Art, Digitizing Dickens, and Cloud Computing
News from North Korea, where a 3G cell phone network has just been launched. We also talk robot ethics, and hear about an interesting Iraqi art project that incorporates the Internet. And we end with a neat little piece on an effort to digitize the novels of Charles Dickens. Oh, and another hidden track at the end. Shhhhh….Show notes, links and pics at tinyurl.com/wtpblog.