Jon's guests this week include authors of two astonishing new books about war and crisis, a political scientist with a groundbreaking theory about state capitalism and the director of a movie about whether your sarong will bunch up on camelback.
Monday, May 10
Jack Rakove – Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and author of Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America, which re-casts the founding fathers as ordinary men spurred to greatness by extraordinary events. Totally worth reading for the scene where Benjamin Franklin fights the Cloverfield monster alone.
Tuesday, May 11
Wednesday, May 12
Michael Patrick King – Director of Sex and the City 2, which answers all the questions left open at the end of Sex and the City, such as, "Will Carrie and Big make it to their first anniversary?" "Will Samantha ever settle down?" and "Wait, what are shoes?"
Thursday, May 13
Ian Bremmer – President and founder of the nefariously-named Eurasia Group, probable 24 villain and author of The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations, a new book about the rise of state capitalism.
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