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How DONALD RUMSFELD pushed America into military and strategic disasterand why the repercussions of his actions will linger for decades to come: ANDREW COCKBURN will explain. Hes 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 Cockburns interview at TruthDig.com.
Plus: Eyewitness Peshawar: Mark LeVine just returned from Pakistans 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 Dont Hate Us and the forthcoming Heavy Metal Islam. Hes 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. . .”