Marcus du Sautoy, Loretta Napoleoni and Xiaolu Guo
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We view infinity through the prism of literature, ask whether the old world order has been taken over by rogue economics, and turn our focus to Europe to re-examine chasms and connections between East and West.
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Professor of Mathematics Marcus du Sautoy tells us about his latest project in which a story by Argentinian writer Jose Luis Borges's The Library of Babel helps us contemplate the notion of infinity.
Best-selling Italian author and economist Loretta Napoleoni's
new book Rogue Economics: Capitalism's New Reality, argues that the world is being reshaped by dark economic forces creating victims out of millions of ordinary people.
Xiaolu Guo is the acclaimed Chinese author of A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers: A Novel, as well as a filmmaker. On The Forum she discusses her latest documentary We Went to Wonderland, in which she follows her parents as they discover Europe for the first time.
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