Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Muslim Manchurian Candidate

John Feffer, the co-director of Foreign Policy in Focus and author most recently of Crusade 2.0: The West's Resurgent War on Islam, talks about his new book and Western intervention in predominantly Muslim countries.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Throwing Money at the Pentagon

William Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Project the the Center for International Policy, and author of Prophets of War, talks about how numbers can be manipulated in budget proposals, defense spending, and what the true intentions might be behind the promises of current presidential hopefuls.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ever More and Ever Less

Karen Greenberg, the executive director of the New York University Center on Law and Security, and author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First One Hundred Days, talks about the current status of the American legal system as it applies to the so-called War on Terror and what Karen describes as 'legal limbo.'

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Race for What's Left

Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, a TomDispatch regular, and author most recently of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources, talks about his new book, and the realities of the increasing reliance on extreme energy.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

The Silent Treatment

Eyal Press, a New York-based journalist and author most recently of Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times, talks about American whistleblowers – what motivates them to speak out and what retaliation they may face.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Welcome to the House of Fund

Stephan Salisbury, the cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and author most recently of Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland, talks about federal funding of local police in the wake of 9/11 and the surveillance and policing of citizens across all of the United States.