The show has a new segment this week, the book review. Our friends at Kepler’s Books, as well as selected guest commentators, will contribute five-minute on-air reviews of what they are currently reading. I start off the series with a take on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. The recent push for presidential “fast track” authority to negotiate the Transpacific Partnership, and the cheap labor exploitation it will likely lead to, put this classic work on the facts and consequences of colonial trade in the late 19th-century back into discussion.