Iraq, Iran, and the Dubai Ports: IAN WILLIAMS will explain everything. Hes UN correspondent for The Nation; he writes the Deadline Pundit blog, and his most recent book is RUM: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776.
PLUS: The Republicans call it illegal immigration:
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist SONIA NAZARIO recounts the journey of a 16-year-old Honduran boy who fought immense obstacles and peril to reach his mother in the US, who he hadnt seen since he was five. Sonias book is Enriques Journey.
She will be in conversation with MARC COOPER at the downtown LA Public Library next Wed., March 8, at 7pm — reserve online here.
TODAY’S HISTORY LESSON:
The American Army executed 70 of its own soldiers in Europe between 1943 and 1946. Almost all of them were black, in an army that was overwhelmingly white. How an American war of liberation turned into a Jim Crow nightmare: Duke University professor ALICE KAPLAN will explain. Her new book is The Interpreter.