28 Apr 2013

Ideas for 28 April 2013: Jim Bolger

From Ideas, 10:08 am on 28 April 2013

Prior to becoming New Zealand's 35th Prime Minister, James Brendan Bolger was first elected to Parliament as the MP for King Country in 1972. The Honourable Jim Bolger speaks to Chris Laidlaw about his Irish Catholic parents; reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher; talks about the profound impact of meeting Nelson Mandela; and explains how Stephen Kinzer’s book 'All the Shah's Men' convinced him that U.S. intervention in Iran in the 1950s has been disastrous for the region and the world; as well as discussing his time as PM, as Ambassador to the US, and as Chair to both NZ Post and Kiwibank. From the Ideas collection: Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences