The Nation State, In the Republic of Happiness, William Paul Young
How relevant is the nation state in today's world? Philip Dodd debates the future of the nation state with columnist and former editor of The Observer Will Hutton, international politics expert Adriana Sinclair, the Turkish novelist Elif Shafak and historian Quentin Skinner.
Susannah Clapp gives her verdict on Martin Crimp's new play In The Republic of Happiness, about a family Christmas disrupted by an uninvited guest.
And Philip talks to William Paul Young, the American christian evangelical author whose self published debut novel The Shack has now sold over 18 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books in the US.