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Nicholas Schmidle on an international arms dealer

February 28th, 2012

Episode 249 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Nicholas Schmidle writes about the capture and trial of the arms trafficker Viktor Bout. Here Schmidle talks with Blake Eskin about Bout's rise and fall, how Bout sees the world, and what draws Schmidle to write about criminals like Bout.