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October 8, 2010
The World in Time: London to Zion
Historian Jonathan Schneer tells the tale of how the Rothchilds turned to Zionism, and other British origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, in his new book The Balfour Declaration.
October 1, 2010
The World in Time: Fathoms Below
Author Phillip Hoare has written an unusual biography of the world’s largest mammal in The Whale, in Search of Giants of the Sea—chasing the elusive leviathan in history and literature.
August 2, 2010
The World in Time: The Secret Lives of Insects
Anthropologist Hugh Raffles uncovers the dramatic lives and deaths of insects in his new book Insectopedia, from cricket fighting in Shanghai to the Japanese trend of keeping beetles as pets.
April 26, 2010
The World in Time: Against the Current
A formidable opponent for fishermen and an easy-to-raise source of food, the dominion of the Rainbow Trout has spread to every continent except Antarctica, explains Anders Halverson, author of An Entirely Synthetic Fish.
April 15, 2010
The World in Time: On the Beach
Historian Caroline Alexander, author of The War That Killed Achilles, deconstructs The Iliad as an unconventional epic of war.
April 1, 2010
An interview with Marketplace Morning Report
March 23, 2010
Behind the Scenes of LQ
Lewis Lapham speaks with Timothy McBain of TomDispatch about the process of putting together an issue of Lapham’s Quarterly
March 3, 2010
The World in Time: Power Play
Superior weaponry doesn’t always make for a successful empire explains historian Daniel R. Headrick in his book Power Over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present.
February 24, 2010
The World in Time: Liquid Strength
Civilizations have risen and fallen over access to the world’s great oceans and waterways. Steven Solomon traces the history of this essential molecule in his book Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization.
February 18, 2010
The World in Time: Mass Appeal
David Priestland recounts the sweeping history of the far-reaching movement that shaped the twentieth century in his new book The Red Flag: A History of Communism.