How to Win Hearts and Minds

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Monday, December 24, 2007

A psychology professor tells us why successful candidates need to appeal to voters’ hearts - perhaps even more than to their minds. Also, Marjane Satrapi talks about her new animated film "Persepolis." Then, physician and writer Vincent Lam. And Michael Palin of Monty Python fame!

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Vincent Lam, Michael Palin and Marjane Satrapi

How Emotion Influences Voters

Political psychologist Drew Westen says that successful politicians must appeal to voters’ hearts, maybe even more than to voters’ minds. His recent book is The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation.

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Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis"

Marjane Satrapi talks about "Persepolis," the critically-acclaimed animated film version of her graphic memoirs.


Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories

Physician and writer Vincent Lam draws on the sex, death, and sleep deprivation of his hospital experiences for his writing. His new story collection is Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures.


And Now for Something Completely Different: Michael Palin

Monty Python has kept audiences laughing for nearly forty years. Michael Palin remembers his years with Python. His recent book is Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years.


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