" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley
Paul Berman is a writer on politics and literature. His books, which have been translated into fourteen languages, include " A Tale of Two Utopias ", " Terror and Liberalism ", and " Power and the Idealists: Or, the Passion of Joschka Fischer and its Aftermath ". He writes for The New Republic (where he is a contributing editor) and Dissent (where he is a member of the editorial board), as well as for The New York Times Book Review , The New York Times Magazine, and a variety of other journals in the United States and elsewhere. In the past, he has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, a book critic for The Village Voice and Slate, and theatre critic for The Nation. Currently Paul is a writer in residence at New York University .
This program features the edited highlights of a talk given by Paul Berman in London on the evening of June 11th 2006 for the Euston Manifesto group, followed by a short interview.
Interview first broadcast on 21st July 2006.