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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

We'll look into where German Chancellor Angela Merkel might lead the European Union, now that Germany has taken on the presidency of the EU. Also: filmmaker Bahman Farmanara, who's been called "the Iranian Woody Allen." Novelist Jonathan Lethem comes out in support of plagiarism. And an economist explains how economics affect our everyday lives, from rush-hour traffic to the price of coffee.

Where Will Germany Lead the EU?

As Germany takes on the presidency of the European Union, we'll look into where German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to lead the EU. Leonard talks to Charles Kupchan, Director of European Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Bertrand Benoit, the Berlin correspondent for the ...


The Iranian Woody Allen

The New York Times called Bahman Farmanara “the Iranian Woody Allen.” He’s the subject of a new series called Storm Warnings at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.


Jonathan Lethem Supports Plagiarism!

Maybe stealing other writers' work isn't so bad after all. Jonathan Lethem makes a case for plagiarism in the February issue of Harper’s magazine.


The Undercover Economist

Tim Harford explains how economic principles affect our everyday lives – from rush hour traffic to the price of a cup of coffee. Harford is a is a columnist for the Financial Times and Slate, and his new book is The Undercover Economist.

Events: Tim Harford will ...


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