The writings of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato are cryptic, and often end in riddles. Now a professor at Britain's University of Manchester claims to have cracked a code hidden in Plato's writing. He tells host David Barron how he had an epiphany.
Jailed Chinese writer and civil rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Chinese novelist, Diane Wei-Liang. The novelist herself is a veteran of the pro-democracy movement in China.
Think back to the 1700′s. That was the century of the American and French revolutions. People could read all about them in the newspapers of Europe at the time. One of the more important ones was published in a Dutch city that we want you to nameï¿½
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's political manifesto, The Green Book, made for some interesting reading for anchor Marco Werman when he picked it up as a souvenir from his 2006 trip to Libya. He gives us a sample.
Kevin Powers debut novel about the Iraq war, The Yellow Birds was one of the most notable works of fiction in 2012. Powers talks with host Marco Werman about a soldier's experience sorting through the brutality of the Iraq war.