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Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 29, 2004.
Chalmers Johnson is president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to public education concerning Japan and international relations in the Pacific. He taught from 1962-1992 at the Berkeley and San Diego campuses of the University of California.
Johnson has written numerous articles and reviews and some sixteen books, including Peasant Nationalism and Communist Power on the Chinese revolution and Revolutionary Change on the theory of violent protest movements.
He played a prominent role in the development of the PBS television series The Pacific Century, as well as the PBS Frontline documentary Losing the War with Japan. His most recent books are Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire and The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic.
Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 29th, 2002.
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Pacifica Radio’s daily newsmagazine Democracy Now! which airs daily on over 400 stations in North America. Goodman has interviewed several Lannan guests including Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, and Robert Fisk.
Goodman has also won numerous awards for the radio documentary she co-produced with journalist Allan Nairn, “MASSACRE: The Story of East Timor,” including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Armstrong Award, the Radio/Television News Directors Award, as well as awards from AP, UPI, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 27th, 2006.
Sy Hersh, the brilliant investigative journalist, has broken news stories that include the Abu Ghraib prison abuses, the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and the CIA’s bombing of Cambodia. Here he tells stories of how he gathers his source material and offers his thoughts on the present and future in the Middle East before joining in conversation with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman.
Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 21, 2005.
Robert Fisk, Middle East correspondent for the English newspaper, The Independent, had last-minute visa difficulties on his way to Santa Fe from Toronto, Canada, for this long-planned Lannan event. So, from Toronto, live via satellite, he read from his latest book, The Great War for Civilization, before joining in conversation with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!.
Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 1st, 2006.
Chris Hedges, a veteran war correspondent now at _The New York Times_, has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in the Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. In this podcast, Chris Hedges joins in conversation with Amy Goodman, host of the daily radio program, Democracy Now!.
Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 27th, 2003.
A long-time editor of Harper’s Magazine, writer and essayist Lewis Lapham offers in his books and editorial columns an exhilarating point of view in an age of conformity. In this program, he speaks to the current state of affairs in “this experiment with democracy, the United States”, and then joins in conversation with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now!.