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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

On today’s show we’ll look at how the Iraq War contributed to the shift of global power away from American dominance. Then, 100 years ago Paris was largely underwater. Jeffrey Jackson tells us how Parisians came together to survive the great flood of 1910. Plus, we’ll celebrate the 40th anniversary of Film Forum! And, the Internet has changed virtually every aspect of modern culture. We’ll talk to two of the contributors of the new Frontline documentary “Digital Nation.”

After Empire

Dilip Hiro looks at the new century’s emerging power politics and considers how they might rearrange our world order. In After Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World, he looks at the historic shifts that have undermined America’s position as the world’s sole superpower and have created a new ...

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Paris Under Water

On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the 1910 Paris flood, Jeffrey H. Jackson discusses what happened when torrential rainfall swelled the Seine and saturated the soil, and faulty engineering caused drowned streets, homes, businesses, and museums. His book Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived ...

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Film Forum at 40

Founded in 1970 with 50 folding chairs and one 16mm projector, Film Forum is now one of the city’s homes for independent films. Karen Cooper, director of Film Forum, talks about its 40th anniversary. MoMA is celebrating the anniversary with a documentary film series, "Karen Cooper ...

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Digital Nation

Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from how we learn and work to how we communicate and even conduct war. Frontline correspondent Douglas Rushkoff and producer Rachel Dretzin discuss Frontline’s documentary "Digital Nation," which investigates ...

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