Conflict

James Mawdsley: The Iron Road (North Point Press)

August 2, 2002

Human rights activist James Mawdsley talks about working in the Burmese democracy movement, which led to his imprisonment and torture as a political prisoner of Burma.

Iraq Debate

July 30, 2002

A panel talks about the internal debate in the Bush Administration over the best policy toward Iraq.

Noah Andre Trudeau: "Gettysburg" (Harper Collins)

July 22, 2002

Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau presents his new book, an in-depth look at the pivotal 1863 Civil War battle that lasted three days and changed the course of our nation's history.

Howard Zinn: "Terrorism and War" (Seven Stories)

July 11, 2002

In his new book, history professor Howard Zinn explains why he does not support the U.S. military response to the September 11th attack, and critiques America's broader international and domestic policies.

Iraq

July 2, 2002

A panel talks about the national security threat Iraq may pose to the U.S. and what should be done about it.

Ann Patchett: "Bel Canto" (Harper Perennial)

June 28, 2002

Novelist Ann Patchett discusses her popular novel, which was inspired in part by the 1996 hostage crisis at the Japanese ambassadorial residence in Lima, Peru. Now available in paperback, this work recently won the Penn/Faulkner Award.

Jane Kramer: "Lone Patriot" (Pantheon)

June 13, 2002

New Yorker correspondent Jane Kramer explores the American militia movement in her new book, which offers a portrait of the man who founded the Washington State Militia.

Strike First Policy

June 11, 2002

A panel reviews the latest in the war on terrorism, from the "dirty bomb" arrest to the Bush administration's "strike first" policy, and talks about how the U.S. is adapting and responding to ever-shifting threats.

Middle East Views

June 6, 2002

Palestinian Legislative Council member Hanan Ashrawi and Washington's Israeli embassy spokesman Mark Ragev talk with guest host Susan Page about the latest attacks and efforts toward peace in the Middle East.

Kashmir

June 3, 2002

The latest developments on the growing tensions between India and Pakistan, as US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld prepares to visit the region in an attempt to prevent an outbreak of war.

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