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Revising Genghis Khan's Legacy

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Revising Genghis Khan's Legacy

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Revising Genghis Khan's Legacy

Revising Genghis Khan's Legacy

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jack Weatherford about his new book Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Weatherford has spent the past eight years in Mongolia researching the man he deems the greatest ruler the world has ever seen. He says that Khan was not the stereotypical barbarian of lore, calling him a statesman responsible for laying the foundations for global trade and diplomacy.