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The best of BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking - featuring in-depth interviews and debates with artists, scientists and public figures.


R3Arts: Night Waves - Maajid Nawaz 05 Jul 12

July 6th, 2012

Episode 169 of 1200 episodes

Former radical, Maajid Nawaz, speaks of his journey from Islamist extremism to a democratic awakening; he is joined in discussion by Anne and Samer Libdeh, Senior Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Foundation. John Banville discusses Ancient Light, his latest novel of adolescent love and middle-aged grief. Sir Christopher Meyer, former British ambassador to the USA, explores networks of power across the world, from socialites in Mumbai to the KGB in Russia. And New Generation Thinker Sue Anne Harding examines Russian TV’s mythologising of the Beslan Massacre.