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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster

In conversation with Jon Wiener, professor of history, U.C. Irvine
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Episode Summary

Can the social connectedness that arises in the aftermath of a disaster-whether natural or manmade-lead us to a new vision of society?

Participant(s) Bio

Rebecca Solnit is the author of ten books, including River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, which won five awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the Mark Lynton History Prize. In 2003, Solnit received a prestigious Lannan Literary Award.