Nicholas Walton on Singapore Singapura: From Miracle to Complacency

New Books Network | 27 September 2019 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Nicholas Walton about his book Singapore Singapura: From Miracle to Complacency. Describes the rise of a resource-poor nation that has become a model of economic development, governance and management of inter-communal relations. Discusses the opportunities and pitfalls confronting small states.

Violet Moller on The Map of Knowledge

New Books Network | 31 July 2019 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Violet Moller about her book The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found. Discusses the tenuous transmission of books from the ancient world to the modern, via Alexandria, Syria, Constantinople, Baghdad and Renaissance Venice.