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Thursday, April 19, 2007

On today’s Underreported, we talk about the Mandaeans, a Gnostic sect in Iraq that has been targeted by both Sunni and Shiite extremists. And a Harvard Business School professor argues that globalization's impact has been greatly exaggerated. Later on: one woman's experiences growing up white during Rhodesia’s civil war. Plus, Tatyana Tolstaya talks about her recent works of fiction. And we get an inside look at the powerful investment firm Lazard Freres & Co.

Underreported: The Mandaeans

Eliot Weinberger explores the ancient beliefs of the Mandaeans--a Gnostic sect in Iraq that follows John the Baptist--in the May issue of Harper’s. Dr. Suhaib Nashi, a co-founder of the Mandaean Human Rights Group, tells us about some of the modern human rights challenges facing the Mandaeans--from killings, ...

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The World is Round

Thomas Friedman has famously written about the impact of globalization in his bestselling book The World Is Flat. Harvard Business School Professor Pankaj Ghemawat tells us why he believes globalization isn’t nearly as powerful as Mr. Friedman, and many others, believe. In his article "Why the World Isn't Flat" (in ...

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Civil War and Childhood

In Rainbow's End, Lauren St. John talks about her complicated feelings about growing up white on an African farm during Rhodesia’s civil war.

Rainbow's End is available for purchase at

Events: Lauren St. John will be speaking and signing books
Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm

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A Russian Dystopia

Tatyana Tolstaya talks about her recent works of fiction. Her novel The Slynx is set in Russia 200 years after a nuclear accident.

The Slynx is available for purchase at

Events: Tatyana Tolstaya will be in conversation with David Remnick
As part of the PEN World ...


The Last Tycoons

In The Last Tycoons, William D. Cohan reveals how the dramatic inner workings of Lazard Freres & Co. have shaped the high-powered Wall Street firm.

The Last Tycoons is available for purchase at

Events: William Cohan will be reading and signing books
Thursday, April 26 at ...

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