Charlie Rose recently had an hour-long special celebrating the greatest of all writers in the English language – Shakespeare.
I especially like Harold Bloom’s comment likening secular Shakespeare to the literary authors of our monotheistic religions – he’s in the same league.
Tim Arango, the Baghdad Bureau Chief of the NYT, on Charlie Rose. The entire interview is only 14 minutes.
In the last two minutes he addresses what Saddam would have done to the Arab Spring. (The short answer: “Saddam would have slaughtered them.”)
Michael Lewis was on Charlie Rose earlier this month talking about both Moneyball and Boomerang. Great interview, and worth the listen if you are unfamiliar with his writings.