November 20, 2012

A Note on Gaza, November 20, 2012

CAIRO — The slaughter in the Gaza Strip is five hours away by car, plus a few hours’ waiting time at the border checkpoints. Yet Gaza’s suffering is several surreal...| More
November 11, 2012

Farida Ayari’s Short Form on “the Spring”...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Farida Ayari (41 min, 28 meg) TUNIS (the North African capital formerly known as Carthage) — Farida Ayari is giving us an assertive...| More
November 4, 2012

Maalouf and Lydon: An Audio Postcard on...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Amin Maalouf (4 min, 2.4 meg) PARIS — On the way to Tunis tomorrow, a thoroughly ecstatique Parisienne dimanche. Our long gabby review...| More
October 29, 2012

Amin Maalouf: First Up Among ‘Arab Artists...

Next Sunday afternoon, I’ll be sitting in Paris recording the first conversation with our Arab Artists in a Revolution, with the Lebanese-French novelist Amin Maalouf. He is a rare spirit...| More
October 20, 2012

Roger Owen on the Arab Revolution: Year...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Roger Owen(25 min, 15 meg) Roger Owen is giving us a framework for our conversational plunge next month into North Africa and the...| More
October 9, 2012

Open Source in North Africa: Arab Artists...

“Oh, Lord. The square’s full. The streets feeding into it are full… There’s never been a demonstration like this before… This is Egypt… Egypt appeared to be one great demonstration…...| More
October 7, 2012

Pankaj Mishra: Briefing our “Foreign Policy” Debate

“What a disaster! What an affliction! What kind of a situation is this? …England has occupied Egypt, the Sudan, and the great Indian Peninsula which are large parts of the...| More
May 11, 2012

Dan Ariely on the “Irrationality” of American...

Dan Ariely of Predictably Irrational fame, makes the arresting point that from the standpoint of fairness and equity in the distribution of wealth and power, the vast majority of Americans...| More
July 1, 2011

The Montebello Project: a Marker Down for...

The “art of peace” in a time of war — a play on Sun Tzu’s classic The Art of War — was the bait and theme of three days of...| More
May 10, 2011

Juan Cole: Through the Fog of the...

Juan Cole‘s Informed Comment on the Iraq war made him, in my view, the Thucydides of our time — and one of the marvels of the age. That a Michigan...| More
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