Con Artist, Iron Fists, Talib Kweli
Friday, September 05, 2008
Nothing is quite as it seems. Kurt talks with Lee Israel about her new memoir Can You Ever Forgive Me? about her years forging letters by famous writers. Steven Heller shows us how the 20th century’s towering mad men -- Hitler, Stalin, Mao -- were masters not just of terror but of successful branding. And we’ll take a surprising look at another aspect of Mao Zedong’s rule: he wrote classical poetry like a bourgeois reactionary.