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Monday, October 06, 2008

Execution by guillotine wasn’t eliminated in France until the early 1980s! Hear about the fight to end the death penalty there, and what the US can learn from France’s example. Also, Ian Buruma on his new novel. A look at the history of the Bollinger champagne house. And we find out how the oil industry got so big, and what can be done to keep it under control.

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How the Death Penalty Was Eliminated in France

Execution by guillotine wasn’t eliminated in France until the early 1980s. French lawyer Robert Badinter talks about his fight to end the death penalty there, and what the US can learn from the debate over the death penalty in France. His recent book is Abolition.

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New Fiction from Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma’s new novel, The China Lover, is based on the life of the Japanese actress known to American audiences as Shirley Yamaguchi.

Events:
Ian Buruma will be speaking and signing books
Mon. Oct. 6 from 7:00-8:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
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Classic Champagne

In 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced its instantly recognizable champagne. Since then, six generations of the Bollinger family have continued that tradition. Ghislain de Montgolfier, chairman of Champagne Bollinger, explains how their bubbly is made.

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The Tyranny of Oil

We look at how the oil industry got so big, and whether anything needs to be done to keep it in check. Antonia Juhasz is author of The Tyranny of Oil.

Event:
Antonia Juhasz will be at the NYC book launch
For The Tyranny of Oil
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