Hay Festival: David Brooks, Azar Nafisi, Tom Holland

Was Ralph Waldo Emerson right to say that a great person is always willing to be little? Rana Mitter and guests New York Times journalist David Brooks, novelist Azar Nafisi and historian Tom Holland discuss the concept of humility. Vice or underrated virtue?

Recorded earlier this week at the Hay Festival 2015 as part of Radio 3's week-long residency at the Hay Festival, with programmes CD Review, Lunchtime Concert, In Tune, The Verb, The Essay and World on 3 all broadcasting from the festival.

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Wed 27 May 2015 22:00


Role Contributor
PresenterRana Mitter
Interviewed GuestDavid Brooks
Interviewed GuestAzar Nafisi
Interviewed GuestTom Holland

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