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Amitav Ghosh: The 'O' Wars, Then and Now

NEW YORK, November 3, 2011 — Replying to a "mischievous" question from journalist Christopher Lydon, River of Smoke author Amitav Ghosh speculates on parallels between 19th-century wars over opium and present-day wars over oil. (4 min., 36 sec.)

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