David Reynolds: "John Brown, Abolitionist" (Knopf)

May 12, 2005

A distinguished professor of English and American Studies takes a look at the life of the controversial Abolitionist who used terror tactics against slavery and changed the course of American history.

Erik Saar & Viveca Novak: "Inside The Wire" (Penguin Press)

May 10, 2005

A former Arabic-language military translator offers a rare glimpse inside the operations of the detainee camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- and talks about some of the disturbing practices he witnessed there.

Sen. Bob Dole: "One Soldier's Story" (Harper Collins)

May 6, 2005

Former Senator and Presidential candidate Bob Dole writes about his service in World War II and how the life-threatening wounds he received on the battlefield changed his life.

Asne Seierstad: "A Hundred and One Days" (Basic Books)

April 14, 2005

A Norwegian journalist relates her experiences covering the Iraq War, and her efforts to understand what life was like for ordinary Iraqis during the first several months of 2003.

Nancy Soderberg: "The Superpower Myth" (Wiley)

April 5, 2005

A high-ranking intelligence official from the Clinton Administration and former U.S. Ambassador to the UN discusses compares and contrasts foreign policy objectives under President Clinton to those of the current administration.

Iraqi Politics

March 31, 2005

The Iraqi National Assembly will meet again this coming Sunday to try to fill the position of speaker, after meeting without success on Tuesday. Diane and her guests talk about the latest on the Iraqi political process.

Melissa Boyle Mahle: "Denial and Deception" (Nation Books)

March 22, 2005

A former CIA operative talks about her 14 years at the agency. She examines what went wrong leading up to 9/11 and includes accounts of field operations in the Middle East and an insider's view of the political and operational culture of...


March 14, 2005

Murder, rape and displacement of civilians continues in Sudan and at refugee camps in neighboring Chad despite peace agreements, ceasefires, and other promises. A panel talks about what the international community should do to stop the...

Patrick Radden Keefe: "Chatter" (Random House)

March 9, 2005

An important tool in the fight against terrorism is electronic eavesdropping. But spying raises questions of security, privacy and government secrecy. The story of how the government eavesdrops, who they target, and whether the...

Gen. James L. Jones, Supreme Allied Commander--Europe

March 3, 2005

Diane talks with the former U.S. Marine Corps Commandant who now serves as both Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces and head of the U.S. European Command. Gen. Jones will talk about NATO missions, including those in Iraq and...

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