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Conceived and developed by Steve Allen, the award winning PBS-TV series Meeting of the Minds brought together the most provocative figures of history of conversation and conflict. In this, the sixth assemblage, the focus heroic figures from civil disobedience to the validity of the scientific method.Sir Francis Bacon, Renaissance man in every sense of the word, recounts his career as lawyer, philosopher, states man and personal adviser to the monarchy. Susan B. Anthony's single-minded advocacy of women's right puts her at odds with the rest of the group. Emiliano Zapata, in a discussion about the right response to unjust laws, defends himself and his soldier against charges of cruelty and torture.Socrates sheds light on the earliest origins of philosophy. Sit back and enjoy the excitement of intellectual challenge the ultimate talk show, moderated appropriately by the man who created The Tonight Show!
©2009 Phoenix; (P)2009 Phoenix
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