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Mr. Human Rights

In 2005, Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation (steps away from NR in the Empire State Building). In 2009, he founded its companion, the Oslo Freedom Forum. The forum is taking place this week. Thor is my guest on the latest Q&A podcast, here. We talk about two of his specialties: dictatorship and democracy. Few can talk about those important subjects so well as he.

At the end, we talk about a particular dictatorship: that in his home country, Venezuela. Thor Halvorssen, a Venezuelan? Yes: has a Norwegian name, talks like an American, is Venezuelan.

A man to listen to.