Sense and Security

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

John Kampfner tells us why he thinks so much of the world is happily trading democratic rights for a sense of security. Then, we’ll take a look at efforts to prevent the Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. And reggae star Jimmy Cliff on his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Plus, our resident word-maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, takes your calls on our confounding mother tongue!

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Freedom for Sale

John Kampfner describes how emerging middle classes around the world have often been willing to sacrifice certain democratic rights – such as free speech, an open media, and free elections – in exchange for prosperity and security. In Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security ...

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Asian Carp and the Great Lakes

Jennifer Nalbone, director of navigation and invasive species at Great lakes United, explains the threat posed by the Asian carp, which have migrated north up the Mississippi River and are heading toward the Great Lakes. She’ll talk about the plans to prevent them from reaching the Great Lakes, where they ...

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Jimmy Cliff

Reggae star Jimmy Cliff discusses his recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his career in music, as well as his upcoming tour, his first in five years.

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Word Maven Patricia T. O’Conner

Our word maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book Woe is I has recently been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a question below.

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