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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Author and satirist P.J. O’Rourke takes a fresh look at a book that changed the world—Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations.” Also, your reactions to Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City address, and former Israeli government spokesman Zev Chafets on the relationship between Jews and evangelicals.

City State

Christine Quinn, speaker of the City Council, represents District 3 (West Side of Manhattan)
- reacts to the State of the City address

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State of the City

Robert Jackson, City Council Member represent District 7 (West Harlem; parts of Washington Heights, Inwood, Central Harlem and Morningside Heights) and Chair of the Education Committee
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Andrea Batista Schlesinger, executive director of the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

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Invisible Handshake

P. J. O'Rourke, journalist, political satirist and author, Books that Changed the World: On The Wealth of Nations (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007)
- explains why Adam Smith's book is one that changed the world

On The Wealth of Nations is available for purchase at Amazon.com

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Evangelical Zionists

Zev Chafets, journalist, former Israeli official and author, A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists, and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Christian Alliance (Harper Collins, 2007)
- on the alliance between Evangelical Christians and American Jews

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Open Phones

Listeners call in with their reactions to a testy exchange between Senator Barbara Boxer and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice at a recent hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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PJ O'Rourke




PJ O'Rourke

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P.J. O'Rourke, political satirist and author, "Books that Changed the World: On the Wealth of Nations", explains the significance of Adam Smith's theories. ...

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Zev Chafets




Zev Chafets

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Zev Chafets, journalist and author, "A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists, and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful ...

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