What does the government of Italy's 50th prime minister Silvio Berlusconi have to do with Giuseppe Verdi, three-thousand-year-old Hebrew slaves, the reunification of Italy, and conservative politicians' agenda to de-fund the arts? We'll take a field trip to the opera to find out!
Our special guest in the first segment is Catherine Delors, author of Mistress of the Revolution and For the King. Host Gerald Everett Jones is joined by his redoubtable and delightfully opinionated co-hosts Cheyenne Cockrell and Thomas Page as we explore the plight of women, the unsung leadership of King Louis XVI, and oppressive aspects of the Napoleonic Code.
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