Idiot Proof British columnist and satirist Francis Wheen takes on the past 25 years of "Counter-Enlightenment idiocy." Some of his targets include Margaret Thatcher, conspiracy theorists, Deepak Chopra, Enron and suicide bombers.

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Francis Wheen
*Author of Idiot Proof: Deluded Celebrities, Irrational Power Brokers, Media Morons, and the Erosion of Common Sense
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British columnist and satirist Francis Wheen takes on the past 25 years of "Counter-Enlightenment idiocy." Some of his targets include Margaret Thatcher, conspiracy theorists, Deepak Chopra, Enron and suicide bombers.

Guest:

Francis Wheen
*Author of Idiot Proof: Deluded Celebrities, Irrational Power Brokers, Media Morons, and the Erosion of Common Sense