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Dec 6, 2018

Parisian author and journalist Agnès Poirier discussed her book, Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50, which explores the intellectual, literary and cultural flourishing during Nazi-occupied Paris and after liberation. Amy and Agnès discuss this and the many connections and relationships, sexual and otherwise, that were essential to such an intense and productive period. Notable intellectuals and cultural thinkers include, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Robert Wright, Janet Flanner, Arthur Koestler, Jacques Jaujard, Jean Paulhan and many more. Patrick Mullins, discusses his new historical biography, Tiberius With A Telephone: The Life and Stories of William McMahon. McMahon is a man regarded by some as Australia’s worst performing Prime Minister. We ask, has history remembered his political career accurately? Plus Ben Eltham from New Matilda on the latest in federal politics.