Wed. 4/18: The Disasterous Donald Rumsfeld

How DONALD RUMSFELD pushed America into military and strategic disaster—and why the repercussions of his actions will linger for decades to come: ANDREW COCKBURN will explain. He’s written many books as well as articles for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. His new book is Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastropic Legacy.
READ Andrew Cockburn’s interview at

Plus: Eyewitness Peshawar: Mark LeVine just returned from Pakistan’s North-West Frontier Province, gateway to the region controlled by the Taliban and Al Qaeda, where Osama bin Laden is probably hiding. Mark teaches history at UC Irvine and is the author of Why They Don’t Hate Us and the forthcoming Heavy Metal Islam. He’s written for Mother Jones and The Nation, and wrote about Peshawar for the Boston Globe.

Also: How the press covered – and failed to cover – the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s: HANK KLIBANOFF of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explains – he won the Pulitzer Prize in History on Monday along with Gene Roberts for their book The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation.
READ my review of The Race Beat in the LA Times, Nov 12, 2006: “You might think there was nothing left to say about the civil rights movement.  But just when you thought you were finished with that story, a new book pulls you back in. . .”