Interviewing Col. Laurens Van Der Post
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Interviewing Ulla, a Finnish girl living in Stockholm; Karl Selander; and Thomas Cremer, an ombudsman for Swedish Laplanders, while Studs was in Sweden.
Interviewing former Swedish Prime Minister Tage Erlander while Studs was in Sweden.
Former Swedish ambassador to Chile Harald Edelstam discusses his work in Chile before and after the military coup of 1973. At length, he discusses Salvador Allende, the 1973 Chilean coup d'état, and his work to protect Chilean, Cuban, Brazilian, Uruguayan, Bolivian, and Swedish individuals that were targeted by the military junta led by Augusto Pinochet.
Reverend Greg Dell talks about the Iran Hostage Crisis and his visit to Iran to meet with the hostages and the student captures. He gives an overview of the students' thoughts about America's involvement in Iran and ideas on how to fix the relations between the two countries.
Dr. Erich Fromm explains how he believes the Cold War was a moment of change for humanity where it would either bring about a "renaissance of humanism or immense bloodshed and barbarism for decades to come." Using his study into humanism, Dr. Fromm warns about how the love of death can overtake the love of life as nationalism and group narcissism takes hold in different countries. He goes on to explain that humanity has to decide that they have a right to demand independence and freedom.
Donald Sassoon, professor and writer, discusses his book “One Hundred Years of Socialism: The West European Left in the Twentieth Century.” Sassoon explores the history of socialism in Europe since 1889 and socialism's relationship with capitalism. He explains how the 1930 depression and World War II affected the growth of socialism in Europe and America. He also explains the creation and government of the Soviet Union
David Lewis, Canadian political, discusses Canada's domestic and foreign affairs, including their relationship with America. He also spends some time talking about Canadian socialism including universal health insurance.
David Halberstam, writer and historian, talks about his book, "The Fifties." The conversation includes Brown v. Board of Education, atomic weapons, the Cold War, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, consumerism, birth control, suburbs, television and the start of the counterculture. Halberstam reads several passages from his book.
Daniel Yergin, author and economic historian, discusses his book, "Shattered Peace: The Origins of the Cold War and the National Security State." He explains the key players in the Cold War and his thoughts on the Yalta and Riga Axioms. Yergin also explores the end of World War II and other events that led to the tensions between US and the Soviet Union.
Connor Cruise O'Brien, Irish politician, writer, historian and academic scholar, discusses politics and the book "Writers and politics: essays and criticisms".
Discussing with Charito Planas his testimony before the U.S. Congress: "On the Withdrawal of U.S. Bases from the Philippines."