A new history of cotton from a global perspective: How the plant's cultivation and a reliance on slave labor ushered in modern capitalism and lay the groundwork for today's economic inequality.
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The next president faces a number of problems on the international stage, including North Korea, Iran, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and instability in Pakistan and the Middle East. Our guests will discuss how to respond to these challenges and what the level of U.S. engagement with our adversaries should be.
- David Ignatius columnist, "The Washington Post;" co-moderator of "PostGlobal" on washingtonpost.com.
- Adm. Leighton Smith (Ret.) Co-Chair of the Center For US Global Engagement National Security Advisory Council
- Jon Wolfsthal Senior fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies
- Peter Brookes senior fellow for national security affairs at the Heritage Foundation; former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific affairs in the second Bush administration; author, "A Devil's Triangle: Terrorism, WMD and Rogue States."
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