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Anger in the Arab World: RASHID KHALIDI talks about the aftermath of Israels war in Lebanon. Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia; his new book, The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood, will be published in October. He wrote about Anger in the Arab World for The Nation.
ALSO: The Iraqi armed forces fiasco: President Bush often says, “As the Iraqis stand up, we will stand down.” DAVID J. MORRIS recently spent five days imbedded with an Iraqi armed forces unit and the American troops training them. He found US marines demoralized by bureaucratic mismanagement, inadequate training for the Iraqis, and an astonishing shortage of equipment and supplies. Dave is a former Marine officer and the author of Storm on the Horizon: Khafji — The Battle That Changed the Course of the Gulf War (Free Press). He teaches English at UC Irvine and wrote about The Iraqi Forces Fiasco for Salon.com.
PLUS: BARBARA EHRENREICH: her book Nickel and Dimed sold more than a million copies and was on the bestseller list for more than 100 weeks. Now her new book is out in paperback Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. Its an undercover exploration of the shadowy world of the white collar unemployed. The story is alternately grim and hilarious.
(originally broadcast September 21, 2005.)
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