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The teachings and philosophies of Confucius,the great Chinese sage, held sway across China for centuries, until Mao Zedong criticised him as a preacher of feudal mentality and slave morality. However, as the grip of communism transmogrifies into consumerism in China, Confucianism is again on the rise. But what sort of Confucianism and how might it work in a modern consumer society?
Daniel Bell, Professor of Political Theory at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Title: China’s New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society
Author: Daniel Bell
Publisher: (Princeton, 2008; new edition 2010).
Slavoj Zizek has been described as more a phenomenon than a philosopher. He packs auditoriums and lecture halls wherever he speaks and is one of Europe’s foremost Marxist theorists. He’s said to have an opinion on every subject from decaffeinated coffee to sex, from seagulls and swearing to the end of the world.
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Originally broadcast 24 November 2005. A wide ranging discussion with the British journalist and author Francis Wheen. Wheen’s book is subtitled, ‘A Short History of Modern Delusions’, in which he challenges the rise in superstition, relativism and emotional hysteria over the past quarter of a century.
However label had fallen off before being put back on the shelf and infact contents were a step back in time to 1994 to the fall of John Major from the British prime ministership, an interview with two american experts, Geoff Chester and David Lytel, about this new thing called the information super highway and science fiction author and inventor of that other 90’s bussword cyberspace, William Gibson.
Like a surprise tin from Arkrights store, the NQR episode of Late Night Live.
Donald Thomas talks about criminality in Britain, boing back to the eighteenth century and puts the recent London riots into a historical context.
Donald Thomas, Associate Research Professor in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University.
Title: Villain’s Paradise: A History of Britain’s Underworld
Author: Donald Thomas
Publisher: Pegasus Books (2006)
Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly
Author: Donald Thomas
Publisher: Pegasus (2010)
Number 82: Jimmy Fallon This chat with Jimmy was part of the magnificent PaleyFest ’11, a series of panels comprising cool shows you’ve heard of. This extended episode covers Fallon’s career as a comedy club impressionist all the way up
Joe Bageant grew up in Winchester, Virginia, a place he describes as ‘solidly fundamentalist Christian and neo-conservative, steeped in the gloomy ultra-Protestant assumption that man is an evil, worthless thing from birth and goes downhill from there.’ After 30 years living elsewhere, Joe found himself back in his home town, writing about the poor and working poor folks he grew up with. Joe Bageant died on 26 March 2011. Originally broadcast on 5/11/2007.
How did the notion of common sense become tied up with political populism and our modern form of democracy. We need to go back to post revolutionary Europe and America to find the answer.
What’s behind another set of low opinion polls for Labor and Prime Minister Julia Gillard? And why is she getting tough on the unemployed?
Bruce talks about the effect of the oil spill in the Gulf, the recent bombing in Times Square which has New Yorkers alert and alarmed and the anti-immigration bill in Arizona which pits Latino and Asian communities against politicins with election agendas