Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Your Call 111507 The Tolerant Empire

What makes an empire rise to global dominance and what makes it fall? On the next Your Call we welcome two students of the rise and fall of global hyperpowers.  Professor Juan Cole wrote a book about Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt two hundred years ago and Professor Amy Chua has written Day of Empire, a study of how tolerance may be at the heart of every empire’s rise, and intolerance the cause of every decline. What can we learn from empires long buried about America’s flirtation with global dominance? It’s Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Amy Chua in San Francisco
John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance--and Why They Fall

Juan Cole in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Richard P. Mitchell Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan. His most recent book is Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East.

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