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Should Bike Riders Run Red Lights?

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Traffic regulations are largely designed for cars, so what rules should bike riders follow? Hear from a writer and cycling advocate who thinks bikes should ignore them altogether. Also, Naomi Wolf thinks the U.S. is in danger of losing its democracy, much as Germany did before World War II. Weimar historian Eric Weitz weighs in as well.

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Eric Weitz and Naomi Wolf

BBC Event: Free to Speak

Floyd Abrams, visiting professor in first amendment law at Columbia University, John Walsh, libel lawyer on Wall Street, Catharine MacKinnon, lawyer, academic and anti-pornography campaigner, and Judith Miller, former New York Times journalist, debate the extent of free speech in America.

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Losing Democracy

Naomi Wolf, author of the best-selling The Beauty Myth, likens what is happening in the U.S. with other democracies that became dictatorships, including Weimar Germany, in her new book, The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot. Historian Eric Weitz, author of Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy, ...

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Should Cyclists Run Red Lights?

Alex Marshall, journalist, author, and senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association wonders if bike riders should have to follow traffic laws, since they're designed for cars.

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