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Monthly Archives: September 2014

“To the Best of Our Knowledge” broadcast

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

“You know that the first settlers called Manhattan “New Amsterdam,” right? But the Dutch didn’t just bring their sailing prowess and placenames with them. Russell Shorto thinks that liberal Dutch ideas about politics and society came too, and shaped the New World.” Listen to a walking tour that links two cities, Amsterdam and New York.