OU on the BBC: Reith 2004: The Climate of Fear

Updated Wednesday 7th July 2004

Against the backdrop of the 'War on Terror,' Nigerian writer and activist Wole Soyinka explores the nature of fear and asks: What exactly are we afraid of?

 

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