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Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Changing World: Pirates

On the latest episode of the The Changing World from the BBC's World Service, Nick Rankin explores the myths and realities of pirates--their romantic images as well as piracy against the contemporary cargo ships that move ninety percent of the world's trade.

The show is entertaining as well as informative and comprehensive in its examination of piracy. Nick Rankin's interviews include David Cordingly and Professor Jeffrey Richards from Lancaster University discussing the facts and fictions of historical piracy before covering the threat of contemporary pirates off the coast of Somalia.

The show then goes further to examine intellectual theft: the piracy of today and tomorrow.

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