Philip Dodd talks to philosopher and political activist George Soros about his latest book, The Age of Fallibility: Unintended Consequences of the War on Terror, in which he explores what he describes as the major themes of our times: tyranny, violence, ignorance and arrogance.
George Soros made billions in the financial markets and is now one of the world's biggest philanthropists. In Night Waves tonight night he'll be talking to Philip Dodd about how his early experiences in Hungary at the hands of the Nazis and the Russians shaped his beliefs and how, despite a long campaign to democratically unseat President Bush before the last election, he will never stand for public office.
"The Age of Fallibility: Unintended Consequences of the War on Terror" by George Soros is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Philip has also been to the Freemasons' Hall in London to see a new exhibition and to explore the Grand Temple, one of the grandest Masonic Lodges in the world.
Iain Christie will be in the studio to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese's film which made Robert de Niro a star in the role of Travis Bickle, the lonely Vietnam veteran driven to violence.