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The Last Samurai: Feudalism & Modernity in The 21st Century24:51
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photoFeudalism and modernity clash onscreen in the bix box office winner The Last Samurai. The reaction to the modern world encroaching on traditional, honor-based societies has endured far beoynd the Medieval world, with devastating results.

Guests:

Fouad Ajami, Professor of Middle Eastern studies at Johns Hopkins and author of "The Dream Palace of the Arabs"

Andrew Gordon, professor of history, Harvard University

This program aired on December 11, 2003.

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