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    The Right Nation

    John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge spoke about their book The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America, published by Penguin Press. The book takes a look at the conservative…

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    Talk of the Devil: Encounters With Seven Dictators

    Italian journalist Riccardo Orizio discussed his book Talk of the Devil: Encounters with Seven Dictators, published by Walker and Company. The book profiles seven infamous leaders whose careers ended in disgrace and who were…

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    The Accidental Empire: Israel

    Mr. Gorenberg talked about his book The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977, published by Times Books. He talked about the history of the Israeli settlements…

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    Reaching for Power: The Shi'a in the Modern Arab World

    Professor Nakash talked about his book Reaching for Power: The Shi’a in the Modern Arab World, published by Princeton University Press. He examined the meaning of the rise of the Shi’a in the…

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    Three Billion New Capitalists

    Clyde Prestowitz talked about his book Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East, published by Basic Books. He argued that America was headed toward an “economic…

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    Lost on Earth

    Mr. Fritz spoke about his book Lost on Earth: Nomads of the New World published by Little Brown & Company. The book surveys refugees from around the world, from areas as diverse as the…

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    The Road To Martyrs' Square: The World Of The Suicide Bomber

    Anne Marie Oliver and Paul Steinberg talked about their book The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey Into the World of the Suicide Bomber, published by Oxford University Press. They…

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    Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

    Ms. Pope talked about her book Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey, published by Overlook Press, which described the growth of the modern Turkish state in the aftermath of World War…

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    The Lessons of Terror

    Mr. Carr talked about his book, The Lessons of Terror: A History of Warfare Against Civilians: Why It Has Always Failed and Why It Will Fail Again, published by Random House. He talked…

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    Exporting America: Shipping American Jobs Overseas

    Mr. Dobbs talked about his book Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed is Shipping American Jobs Overseas, published by Warner Books. In it, Mr. Dobbs writes that there is a large imbalance…

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    Answering Only to God

    Geneive Abdo and Jonathan Lyons discussed their book Answering Only to God: Faith and Freedom in Twenty-First-Century Iran, published by Henry Holt and Company. The authors worked in Iran from…

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    Al-Jazeera

    Mr. El-Nawawy and Professor Iskandar spoke with Ms. Myers about their book. In it, the authors chronicle the rise of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Arab news network to a major player in the…

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    Taliban

    Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist, spoke about his book Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, published by Yale University Press. The book details how and why the…

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    While America Sleeps

    The co-authors talked about their book, While America Sleeps: Self-Delusion, Military Weakness, and the Threat to Peace Today, published by St. Martin’s Press. The father-and-son team argues that the…

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    History of the Present

    Timothy Garton Ash talked about his book History of the Present: Essays, Sketches, and Dispatches from Europe in the 1990s, published by Random House. Mr. Ash was a reporter in Central…

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    Kosovo Crossing

    Mr. Fromkin talks about his book Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the Balkan Battlefields, published by Free Press. The book examines the development of U.S foreign policy,…

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    When the War Was Over: Cambodia

    Journalist Elizabeth Becker talked about her book When the War Was Over: Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge Revolution. She spoke about reorganization of Cambodian society under the Khmer Rouge…

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    Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century

    Mr. Mazower spoke about his book Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century, published by Knopf. The book examines the notion of Europe as a united continent and that despite the European…

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    The Oxford History of the 20th Century

    Mr. Howard and Mr. Lewis, editors of The Oxford History of the 20th Century discussed this collection of essays by leading scholars of modern history published by Oxford University Press.…

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    The Face of Russia

    Author James Billington discussed his book The Face of Russia: Anguish, Aspiration, and Achievement in Russian Culture. The book described the evolution of art in Russia from medieval times…

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