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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

South African Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs talks about racial relations in post-apartheid South Africa. Also: how the Latin language has shaped western culture for more than 2,000 years. Find out about the ongoing restoration project at the Parthenon in Athens. And a look at the buildings here in NYC that have been saved thanks to our landmarks law.

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Albie Sachs

Albie Sachs: Post-Apartheid South Africa

Albie Sachs is a South African Constitutional Court Justice and a chief architect of the country’s new democratic constitution. He joins Leonard to talk about his lifetime of work as a white South African activist, lawyer, and member of the DNC.

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A Biography of the Latin Language

Find out how the Latin language has shaped Western culture and history for more than two thousand years. Nicholas Ostler’s new book is Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin.

Weigh in: Do you think about the influence of Latin on our modern world on a daily basis?

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Restoring the Parthenon in Athens

The Parthenon in Athens took 9 years to build in the 5th century BC, but now restoring it is taking 33 years and counting. Ancient Greek art scholar Dr. Jeffrey Hurwit of the University of Oregon and Professor Haralambos Bouras of the Acropolis Restoration Project explain more about the ancient ...

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New York City’s Remarkable Landmarks Law

We look at the New York City buildings that have been saved thanks to our landmarks law, and the years of hard work that went into creating the law. Anthony Wood is the author of Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect A City's Landmarks.

Weigh in: What's ...

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