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 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) 
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An ironic salute to Valentine's Day features an expose' of the worldwide diamond cartel (a.k.a. DeBeers). And how a U.S. advertising agency--hired by the cartel to increase sales--INVENTED and marketed the "tradition" of the diamond engagement ring. Plus a few ironic and/or kinky love songs by Tom Lehrer and The Kinks.
Originally broadcast in NWN #51, in February 2009.

Lyn Gerry, of "Unwelcome Guests," reads from Edward Jay Epstein's article, "Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?" in Atlantic Magazine, February 1982.

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