It’s been a decade since Sergei Magnitsky was tortured and killed in a Moscow prison. In that time, his name has become synonymous with rule-of-law and international justice—even as those principles come under attack around the world. It is memorialized on the laws of six countries allowing for sanctions against human rights offenders.
We explore the tragic but inspiring story of a mild-mannered tax lawyer who exposed corruption and theft in Vladimir Putin’s Russia; who was urged to flee his homeland, yet stayed to make his case. Sergei Magnitsky believed in the possibility of a Russia—of a world—where justice and truth prevailed. His sacrifice did not go in vain.
On this 75th anniversary year of D-day, the world marked the invasion that started the liberation of France from Nazi rule. Forgotten in the celebrations was a lynchpin of that operation, a man operating very far from the front.Juan Pujol Garcia was perhaps the most important spy from WWII. As Agent GARBO, he walked into the innermost circles of the Third Reich, earned the Nazis’ trust, and fed them a pack of lies. His tour de force: persuading the Germans of a fabulously fake Allies battle plan for D-Day that diverted their troops and made the Normandy landings a success. A Spanish chicken farmer turned double agent, he tricked the Nazis, fooled his own wife, and helped the Allies win the war.GUESTS: Jason Webster, author of The Spy with 29 Names; Nigel West, author of Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II