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What's the Deal With Nostradamus, Anyway?

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As the Western world’s favorite doomsday prophet, Nostradamus and his enigmatic four-line poemshave been used to explain catastrophes and lately, the looming apocalypse. We spoke with Stéphane Gerson, Associate Professor of French Studies at New York University, and author of Nostradamus: How An Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became The Modern Prophet Of Doomto find out why a 16th century astrologer and poet came to represent the face of the four horsemen. He will be giving a free talk at the New York Public Library on February 4.

Produced by Bill Barry

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