Sócrates isn't that well known to North American audiences, but he is easily one of the 20the century's most interesting athletes. Captain of the ill fated 1982 Brazilian World Cup Team, he is just as well known in Brazil for his political activism, both on and off the pitch. The journalist Andrew Downie paints a rich picture of this paradoxical man.
Clark Clifford came to my attention during the closing years of his life, when he was embroiled in the BCCI scandal in the early 90's. His time as a public power broker preceded me, as he had LBJ's ear during the 60's. But his life is extremely interesting as a study of what it took to reach the center of American power in the 60's. So, from September 15, 2009, John Acadia talks aobut his book, Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington.