After Words with Nicholas Schmidle
Nicholas Schmidle talked about his book To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan (Henry Holt and Co.; May 12, 2009).… read more
Nicholas Schmidle talked about his book To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan (Henry Holt and Co.; May 12, 2009). Mr. Schmidle lived in Pakistan in 2006 and 2007 as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs to learn and write about the country. His stay included President Musharraf’s last days in power and the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. He explored Pakistan’s history and and lived among the people getting acquainted with the various factions and aspects of the country. He talked about his time spent with the Taliban, his use of the same contacts used by Daniel Pearl, and the complex relationship between America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He also talked about the culture of the area and the dynamic political situation. The guest interviewer was Ralph Peters.
Raplph Peters, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, writes a regular opinion column for the New York Post. He is the author of many books, including Fighting for the Future; Beyond Terror; Beyond Baghdad; Never Quit the Fight; New Glory; Wars of Blood and Faith; and Looking for Trouble: Adventures in a Broken World. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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