Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Grant Bartley, Assistant Editor at Philosophy Now, talks to Nigel Warburton, popular philosopher and author of the recently published A Little History of Philosophy, and Jane O’Grady, who teaches History of Philosophy at the London School of Philosophy, about what they like best in the history of Western philosophy. This programme was first broadcast on 27 September 2011 on Resonance FM.
Monday, 19 September 2011
Perilous Glory is a major new history encompassing warfare around the world from 3100 B.C. to the Gulf War. The book, by historian John France, challenges accepted ideas about the development of military strength, the impact of culture on war and the future of Western dominance. Here the author discusses how he came to be interested in military history writing, and explains the central arguments of this provocative new book.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
The EU is in crisis, with many debating whether Greece, with its crippling level of debt, should even remain in the EU. In the US, new figures from the Census Bureau reveal that nearly one in six people was living in poverty last year, painful proof of the recession’s debilitating impact on Americans. David Hale, co-editor of What's Next? Unconventional Wisdom on the Future of the World Economy, discusses the jittery markets and the current economic climate on American Public Radio.