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THE LONG VIEW
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Tuesday, 26 February 2002, 9:00-9:30 and repeated 21:30 - 22:00
Jonathan Freedland looks for the past behind the present. Each week, The Long View, recorded on location throughout the British Isles, takes an issue from the current affairs agenda and finds a parallel in our past.
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News stand reports on the World Trade Centre attack in New York and Sir Francis Drake honoured by Elizabeth l.
The Long View is back with another look into history to throw light on the present, beginning with a question: was September 11th unique? A bearded figure lies behind a devastating and unforeseen attack on a great city, striking terror into the heart of a superpower… seemingly without precedent, except that it happened before: on New Year's Day 1586, Sir Francis Drake took thousands of terrified citizens by surprise.

One of England's great heroes, Drake brought the city of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to its feet. Fewer lives were lost than in the World Trade Centre but the city was destroyed. Was it justified war in the name of the English cause, or an act of brutal and greedy terrorism?

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Left-hand picture: Jonathan Freedland, John Kani and Tom Reid in discussion by the river Thames in Southwark.
Right-hand picture: Jonathan Freedland, Tariq Ali, Tom Reid, Giles Milton and John Kani on the replica of Drake's Golden Hinde in a Southwark dock.
to Giles Milton   to Tariq Ali   to Tom Reid
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In a programme with an international perspective, Jonathan Freedland and guests explore not only what terrorism is but how views can change. He's joined by Washington Post writer Tom Reid, campaigning journalist Tariq Ali, historian and author of "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" Giles Milton, and the distinguished South African actor John Kani to take the Long View of terrorism.
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JONATAHN FREEDLAND
Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. A weekly columnist for the Guardian and the London Evening Standard, he is the author of Bring Home the Revolution, an acclaimed analysis of modern America, and more recently a family memoir, Jacob's Gift. Next year he will publish a thriller: The Righteous Men. Read more about Jonathan Freedland

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