Monday, 16 January 2012
In his controversial, candid and witty book Why Marx was Right, Marxist critic and literary theorist Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and buried. This month sees the paperback publication of Why Marx was Right, so we took the opportunity to speak to Terry about his engaging book. In this exclusive video interview he discusses why he wrote the book, why Marxism is still a relevant political ideology and why Marx himself has been treated unfairly by history. Look out for more videos from Terry Eagleton in the coming months.
Tuesday, 03 January 2012
Edmund Stump is professor of exploration at Arizona State University. He is also a geologist, polar explorer, mountaineer, and photographer specializing in the geology of the Transantarctic Mountains. Here, courtesy of ASU's Research Matters website, he discusses his new book The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains.
Monday, 07 November 2011
A hundred years ago, two teams were racing to the South Pole. The Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen made it first, beating British explorer Robert Scott. But only Scott did pioneering science—and photography—along the way. NPR's Ira Flatow talks to Edward Larson, author of An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science about the achievements of the first Antarctic expeditions.