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Political columnist Jeffrey Simpson talks about his book "The Friendly Dictatorship", an analysis of the leadership of Jean Chretien. Simpson believes that the Canadian political system gives a Prime Minister too much power and that there is no credible alternative to the Liberal party. He thinks that part of Chretien's success was his ability to read the people. (Originally aired November 2001)
Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Featuring a diverse cast including celebrated philosophers, trauma surgeons, factory workers, refugees, and politicians.
Denise Ho: Becoming the Song explores the openly gay singer's remarkable journey from Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, putting her life and career on the line to support the struggle for democracy and freedom in Hong Kong.
In this episode, we're in the east of Britain. Finds Include revelations from 'Britain's Pompeii,' the theatre where Shakespeare premiered Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, and evidence that we may have found the location of the Battle of Barnet.