KFPK Wed. 5/3: Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal

Iraq: The Logic of WithdrawalThe US occupation is the major source of instability and suffering for the Iraqi people, says ANTHONY ARNOVE in his new book, Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal. Continuing occupation is both a wildly unrealistic and a reckless strategy – and it’s making the world a more dangerous place.
Anthony Arnove writes for The Nation, Z, and Monthly Review.
Anthony will be speaking Thurs 7pm at EsoWon Books, 3655 S. LaBrea.

And PHILIP ROTH has a new novel out – his 27th book. DAVID L. ULIN, book editor of the L.A. Times, talks about Everyman – it’s about one man’s sickness and death, about “delusions of immortality and fears surrounding the inevitable.”
READ David Ulin on Philip Roth’s Everyman

Field Notes from a CatastrophePlus: ELIZABETH KOLBERT of The New Yorker on global warming: she says that Earth is now nearly as warm as it has been at any time in the last 420,000 years and is on the precipice of an unprecedented “climate regime, one with which modern humans have had no prior experience.” The prescient Dutch are already preparing to let rising oceans reclaim some of their land.
Her new book is Field Notes from a Catastrophe: A Frontline Report on Climate Change.
Elizabeth Kolbert will be speaking at 7pm Wednesday at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Wilshire and Westwood in West L.A.

More stuff to read: Jon Wiener on “LA’s Two May Day Marches” at TheNation.com