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    James Baldwin

    Jules Farber talked about his book, James Baldwin: Escape from America, Exile in Provence, on James Baldwin’s life and writing career as an expat in France from 1970 until his death in 1987. He…

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    Age of Folly

    Lewis Lapham talked about Age of Folly: America Abandons Its Democracy, his book of essays on America’s democracy and where it is headed. He spoke with Terry McDonell.

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    Born on Third Base

    Chuck Collins talked about his book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good, about inequality in…

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    The Battle for Room 314

    Ed Boland talked about his book, The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School, about the lessons he learned while teaching for one year in a New York…

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    Listen Liberal

    Thomas Frank talked about his book Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People, in which he looks at the impact of liberalism on America and examines its policies. In…

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    Household Workers Unite

    Premilla Nadasen talked about her book, Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement, about how African-American domestic workers sought to form…

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    What Fanon Said

    Lewis Gordon, co-author of What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought, talked about the life and philosophy of Frantz Fanon, author of The Wretched of the Earth…

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    Kill Chain

    Andrew Cockburn talked about his book, Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, about the rise of drones and the evolution of their use by the military. He also discussed what…

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    Discussion on The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture

    Mark Krotov talked about the contents of The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program and the…

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    Hunting Season

    Mirta Ojito talked about her book, Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town, in which she looks at hate crimes against Latinos in the U.S., which she argues have been…

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    Tippecanoe and Tyler Too

    Jan Van Meter talked about the historical context of several catchphrases and slogans that have been used throughout American history. From the 1775 proclamation during the American Revolution to “don’t fire until you see the…

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    The World According to TomDispatch

    Tom Engelhardt, editor of The World According to TomDispatch (Verso Books), and Michael Schwartz, a contributor to the book, recounted stories from their book, which is about America’s war on terror…

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    The Ten Cent Plague

    David Hajdu talked about his book, The Ten Cent Plague, in which he recounted the beginnings of the comic book industry and the controversy that ensued, with Krin Gabbard. During the 1950's comic book…

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