Program 704: Casanova's Venice; China 2023

Release Date: 02-11-2023


Historian Laurence Bergreen takes us to 18th-century Venice — the time of Casanova, when this "Most Serene Republic" had become the Sin City of Europe. And the head of the Young China Group think tank lets us in on what he wishes Americans knew about today's China and what he expects to see as it emerges from the pandemic, and explains the key challenges it's facing in our changing world.


  • Historian Laurence Bergreen, author of "Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius"  (Simon and Schuster)
  • Zak Dychtwald, founder of Young China Group and author of “Young China” (St. Martin's Press)

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