March 19, 2001
David Brooks, journalist, talks with Todd about how we are combining our bourgeois instincts with our bohemian longings.  He talks about how today's culture values the simple life, but also prizes the latest fashions and trends.  His book is "Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There".

Niall Ferguson, historian at Oxford University, talks with Todd about the power and influence of the Rothschild family in the 19th Century. He talks about the humble beginnings of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, and how he gained wealth as a banker.  He talks about how the Rothschild family became one of the richest in the world.  His book is "The House of Rothschild:  The World's Banker".

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