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Dec 1, 2015

Jonathan Sperber’s Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life: Karl Marx has been hailed as “a brilliant embedding of Marx in his times.” Marx is portrayed as a man looking over his shoulder at the philosophes of the French Revolution, while stoking the radical political flames of mid-19th century Europe. For Jonathan Freedland, who is conducting the interview, Sperber has succeeded in “recreating a man who leaps off the page.”

Jonathan Freedland is The Guardian’s executive editor and a weekly columnist. He currently presents BBC Radio 4's The Long View. The recipient of the 2014 Orwell Prize, he writes thrillers under the nom de plume, Sam Bourne.

Jonathan Sperber is Curator’s Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He writes in the areas of social, political and religious 19th and 20th century history. Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Dec 1, 2015

Nicholas Winton, regarded as Britain’s Schindler, was a young stockbroker in 1938 when he masterminded an operation to rescue 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. His daughter Barbara Winton shares with Philippe Sands the motivations that led her father to undertake such a dangerous quest and the difference that even one person can make to combat the forces of evil.

Barbara Winton was born in 1953 and is the daughter of Nicholas and Grete Winton. She works in Complementary Therapy. She has inherited two main traits from her father: a love of gardening and a zest for intense discussions about world affairs.

Philippe Sands is a barrister in the Matrix Chambers and is also Professor of International Law at UCL. His books include Lawless World and Torture Team. His new book is out soon.

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