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Arts, culture and politics at Edinburgh summit

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The Edinburgh International Culture Summit sees politicians, cultural figures and others aiming to mix pleasure with serious political business.

Arts editor Will Gompertz spoke to Professor Joseph Nye of Harvard University about the role of "soft power", and reports on whether culture can really provide a bridge between nations as the organisers claim.

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