The Amen Corner, Conspiracies and Democracy, John Gallagher, Rachel Kushner
With Matthew Sweet. Including a first night review of the National Theatre's revival of James Baldwin's drama The Amen Corner. It stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste as the uncompromising pastor of a Harlem church. Susannah Clapp and Lindsay Johns review.
After urgent questions were asked in the House of Commons about the Bilderberg Conference, a meeting of international government ministers and global corporate leaders which took place in Watford over the weekend, Matthew Sweet asks whether conspiracy theories are the sign of a decayed or thriving democracy. Professor Sir Richard Evans, David Aaronovitch and Eliane Glaser are Matthew's guests.
John Gallagher is one of Radio 3 's New Generation Thinkers. Tonight he meditates on the pleasures and pitfalls of disguise for the sixteenth century traveller.
Matthew interviews Rachel Kushner whose latest novel, The Flamethrowers is about the art and radicalism of the 1970's.
The Amen Corner
|Interviewed Guest||Susannah Clapp|
|Interviewed Guest||Lindsay Johns|
|Interviewed Guest||Sir Richard Evans|
|Interviewed Guest||David Aaronovitch|
|Interviewed Guest||Eliane Glaser|
|Interviewed Guest||Rachel Kushner|