How Poker Explains the World

November 4th, 2009

Invented in China, refined in France, for almost two hundred years, poker has been the favorite American pastime.   In his new book Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker, poker journalist James McManus, illustrates the connections between poker, politics and our national identity.  In an age where the heart of capitalism is questioned, poker serves as an iconic example of our romance with market democracy.

My conversation with James McManus:

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