The Great Divergence

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Timothy Noah of The New Republic discusses his new book, The Great Divergence: America’s Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It. Plus: we take your calls on the secret service scandal and what bothers you about allegations that agents hired prostitutes in Colombia; your nominations for the vice president on the GOP ticket; author Margaret Atwood reflects on debt and a new documentary film which adapts her essays on the subject; and a a wartime translator bridges the divide between Afghanistan and the U.S.