Politics

Patrick O'Donnell: "Operatives, Spies and Saboteurs" (Free Press)

July 9, 2004

World War II tales abound. But Patrick O’Donnell tells a new one. He describes a shadow war—one of espionage, intrigue, and sabotage—fought deep within enemy lines. He chronicles the birth of the Office of Strategic...

NATO's Role in Iraq and Afghanistan

July 8, 2004

The Bush administration wants help in Iraq from its NATO allies, but the breach created by differences over Iraq has not completely healed over. A panel talks about how the U.S. is working with NATO, with a look at NATO-U.S. cooperation...

James Surowiecki: "The Wisdom Of Crowds" (Doubleday)

July 7, 2004

Some people equate crowds with mindless mobs. But financial journalist James Surowiecki says large groups of people are often smarter than an elite few. He explains how collective wisdom shapes business, economies, societies, and nations.

Kerry Picks A Running Mate

July 7, 2004

Diane talks with two political analysts about Sen. John Kerry's selection of Sen. John Edwards as a running mate. They'll discuss the two men's similarities and differences in policy views, personalities and campaign styles, and what...

Bill Clinton: "My Life" (Knopf)

July 6, 2004

Former president Bill Clinton joins Diane to talk about his life before, in, and after the White House. He'll also take questions from listeners across the country and around the world.

"Fahrenheit 9/11"

July 6, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about the political implications of Michael Moore's new documentary on the Bush administration, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the war on Iraq.

Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Mark McClellan

June 30, 2004

Dr. Mark McClellan became head of Medicare and Medicaid services in March after serving 16 months as FDA commissioner. He joins Diane to talk about the prescription drug discount card program, drug re-importation, and other health care...

Reclassifying Security Information

June 28, 2004

Former FBI translator and interpreter Sibel Edmonds and the Project on Government Oversight have sued Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Justice Department for reclassifying national security information having to do with the FBI and...

Barry Lopez: "Resistance" (Knopf)

June 22, 2004

In Barry Lopez's new work of fiction, nine people living abroad are called to the U.S. to speak with security authorities about their work. They choose instead to go underground, leaving behind revealing, often politically charged personal...

James Bamford: "A Pretext For War" (Doubleday)

June 21, 2004

Investigative journalist James Bamford offers a detailed account of intelligence failures that led to the 9/11 tragedy and the administration's call for a pre-emptive war in Iraq.

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