Silicon Chips and Surfboards

The first two centuries of American history were dominated by our relationship to countries on the other side of the Atlantic. The future, though, likely hinges on how we cultivate alliances across the Pacific. This hour, we’ll explore the body of water that meets our western border – and get to know the cultures who also live near it – with Simon Winchester, author of “Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s Superpowers” (Harper).

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