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Anniversary: Recalling Nixon's trip to China, 40 years later

Today marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's historic visit to China. In February 1972, in the final years of the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon flew to China to meet with Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai. The meeting has been memorialized as the triumph of Nixon's career.

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Business, Economics and Jobs

Kevin Phillips

Author Kevin Phillips talks about his new book, "Bad Money," in which he explains why he thinks the explosive growth of America's Wild West financial markets is to blame for the ongoing economic swoon.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Kevin Phillips

Author Kevin Phillips talks about his new book, "Bad Money," in which he explains why he thinks the explosive growth of America's Wild West financial markets is to blame for the ongoing economic swoon.

Arts, Culture & Media

NSA report

It's the holiday season. And history buffs interested in the Vietnam War era just got a gift: newly-declassified tape recordings of President Nixon and Henry Kissinger. The World's Matthew Bell listens in.

Ending the War on Drugs

The Obama administration's new drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske wants to get rid of the term "war on drugs" and focus more on treatment instead. To discuss the implications of this possible policy shift is Glenn Greenwald, a columnist for Salon.com.

Agent Orange Researcher Passes

Living on Earth honors Arthur Galston, the co-creator of Agent Orange. Galston later blew the whistle on the environmental dangers of the toxic defoliant widely used in the Vietnam War.