Posts Tagged ‘Defense & Terrorism’

Dana Priest, Nikki Stern

September 7 . 2011

In Top Secret America, award-winning reporter Dana Priest shows that a secret government was created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks which has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. Then, Nikki Stern whose husband died in the World Trade Center on 9/11. She is the author of Because I Say So.

Stephan Glain

August 24 . 2011

Stephen Glain‘s State vs. Defense characterizes all the great figures who crafted American foreign policy, from George Marshall to Robert McNamara to Henry Kissinger to Don Rumsfeld with this underlying theme: America has become increasingly imperial and militaristic.

Kip Hawley

August 19 . 2011

In the summer of 2006, as many as 18 conspirators planned to simultaneously blow up almost 10 airplanes by bringing hydrogen peroxide-injected soda-bottles-turned-bombs onto flights bound from London to the U.S. and Canada. Now, the National Geographic Channel, with access to undercover agents and top officials from British Counter-Terror Command, the CIA and Homeland Security, goes inside the true story behind the largest and most sophisticated terrorism plot since September 11, 2001, which changed airline security measures around the world. Kip Hawley, the former Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration is featured in “The Liquid Bomb Plot”.

Rev. Rich Killmer, Michael Zimmerman

April 26 . 2011

Rev. Richard Killmer, Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture responds to the recent release of Wikileaks documents describing the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Then, Michael Zimmerman with Butler University discusses the good news in the battle to repeal Louisiana’s anti-evolution law with 42 Nobel laureates working to replace creationism with science in the state.

Larry Schweikart

March 15 . 2011

Conservative historian Larry Schweikart tackles some of the key issues confronting our nation today: education, government bailouts, gun control, health care and the environment in What Would The Founders Say?

Ben Manski, Joseph Nye

February 24 . 2011

There is a  huge fight over labor unions and their role. Protests that began in Madison, Wisconsin have spread to other capitals but  are unions becoming the scapegoats for state budget shortfalls? Ben Manski, executive director of the Liberty Tree Foundation and a spokesperson for Wisconsin Wave says that this could mean the end of  the middle class. Later, Joseph Nye shows us how to better understand world affairs in the twenty -first century in The Future of Power.

Evgeny Morozov

January 14 . 2011

The internet will set us free—or will it? In The Net Delusion,  journalist and social commentator Evgeny Morozov shows that by falling for the supposedly democratizing nature of the internet, Western do-gooders may have missed how it also entrenches dictators, threatens dissidents, and makes it harder—not easier—to promote democracy.

Jessica Arons, Karen Kwiatkowski

December 9 . 2010

Abortion policy in this country does not treat all women equally and the Hyde Amendment prohibits Medicaid from covering abortion care in almost all circumstances. Jessica Arons with the Center for American Progress talks about the impact the amendment has on women of color. Later, columnist, author and retired USAF Lt.Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski tells us what should be done to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Ted Rall

September 27 . 2010

In arguably the most radical book published in decades, The Anti-American Manifesto, cartoonist/columnist Ted Rall has produced the book he was always meant to write: a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse.

Tom Engelhardt, Andrew Bacevich

August 20 . 2010

Tom Engelhardt is the creator and editor of the website TomDispatch and his latest book is The American Way of War. Did Bush’s wars become Obama’s? At the half, retired Colonel and professor Andrew Bacevich critically examines the Washington consensus on national security and why it must change in Washington Rules.