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Night Waves - Paul Preston, The Stuff That Really Matters, Mark Pagel, Chung Kuo China

March 8th, 2012

Episode 98 of 1201 episodes

Rana Mitter meets Paul Preston, whose new account of the Spanish Civil War is called 'The Spanish Holocaust - Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth Century Spain'. We visit 'The Stuff That Really Matters' - a new exhibition of textiles assembled by Seth Siegelaub for the Center for Social Research on Old Textiles. Neuroscientist Mark Pagel and the philosopher Kristina Musholt discuss the ways in which different academic disciplines see humanity. And finally Chung Kuo China is a fascinating window on 1970s China under Mao and Li Jie of Harvard University talks about this important film.

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