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Jeremy Scahill with Tom Engelhardt, Talk, 30 October 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 30, 2013.

Jeremy Scahill’s new book and film Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, is an investigation into the U.S. government’s covert wars which he suggests are drawing the nation deeper into conflict across the globe, setting the world stage for destabilization and blowback. The talk was followed by a conversation with Tom Engelhardt.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Jeremy Scahill is a National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which was hailed as “a crackling exposé” by The New York Times Book Review.

He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe, covering rarely reported news items such as U.S. arms shipments to Pakistan, the deployment of elite U.S. forces to foreign countries, and statistics about the war in Afghanistan. His reporting has sparked several Congressional inquiries and he has won some of journalism’s highest honors. Scahill was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell literature prize at Yale University. He has appeared on television and radio programs including Democracy Now! and Bill Moyers Journal.

In this episode he is introduced by Tom Engelhardt and then gives a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

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Jeremy Scahill with Tom Engelhardt, Conversation, 30 October 2013 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 30, 2013.

Jeremy Scahill’s new book and film Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, is an investigation into the U.S. government’s covert wars which he suggests are drawing the nation deeper into conflict across the globe, setting the world stage for destabilization and blowback. The talk was followed by a conversation with Tom Engelhardt.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Jeremy Scahill is a National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which was hailed as “a crackling exposé” by The New York Times Book Review.

He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe, covering rarely reported news items such as U.S. arms shipments to Pakistan, the deployment of elite U.S. forces to foreign countries, and statistics about the war in Afghanistan. His reporting has sparked several Congressional inquiries and he has won some of journalism’s highest honors. Scahill was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell literature prize at Yale University. He has appeared on television and radio programs including Democracy Now! and Bill Moyers Journal.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Tom Engelhardt. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

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Jeremy Scahill with Tom Engelhardt, 30 October 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 30, 2013.

Jeremy Scahill with Tom Engelhardt

Jeremy Scahill’s new book and film Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, is an investigation into the U.S. government’s covert wars which he suggests are drawing the nation deeper into conflict across the globe, setting the world stage for destabilization and blowback. The talk was followed by a conversation with Tom Engelhardt.

This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.

Jeremy Scahill is a National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He is author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which was hailed as “a crackling exposĂ©” by The New York Times Book Review.

He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe, covering rarely reported news items such as U.S. arms shipments to Pakistan, the deployment of elite U.S. forces to foreign countries, and statistics about the war in Afghanistan. His reporting has sparked several Congressional inquiries and he has won some of journalism’s highest honors. Scahill was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater. In 2013 he was a recipient of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell literature prize at Yale University. He has appeared on television and radio programs including Democracy Now! and Bill Moyers Journal.

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Norman Finkelstein with Chris Hedges, 6 December 2011 – Audio

Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 6, 2011.

Norman Finkelstein in conversation with Chris Hedges

Norman Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. For many years he taught political theory and has written and spoken publicly on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Finkelstein is the author of six books that have been translated into more than 40 foreign editions: This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion; Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History; The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering; Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict; A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn); and The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A Personal Account of the Intifada Years. Finkelstein has also published several pamphlets, most recently, Goldstone Recants. He is currently working on a new book entitled Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Love Affair with Israel is Coming to an End.

Finkelstein currently writes and lectures. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Tariq Ali with Avi Lewis, 26 October 2011 – Audio

Recorded at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 13, 2011.

Tariq Ali in conversation with Avi Lewis

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. Exiled from Pakistan in the 1960s for his activism against the military dictatorship, Ali has gained a reputation as one of today’s most forceful political thinkers, speaking out consistently against imperialism, religious fundamentalism and the Anglo-American “war on terror.” He has written more than 20 books on world history and politics, including Pirates of the Caribbean; Bush in Babylon; The Clash of Fundamentalisms and his latest, The Obama Syndrome—Surrender at Home, War Abroad. He has also authored five novels in his Islam Quintet series and writes scripts for the stage and screen.

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Breyten Breytenbach with Lawrence Weschler, 18 November 2009 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 18, 2009.

“In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one’s breath.”
A native of South Africa, Breyten Breytenbach is a distinguished painter, activist, and prolific writer, and is widely recognized as the finest living Afrikaner poet. A staunch opponent of apartheid, he was a political prisoner in South Africa, serving solitary confinement from 1975 to 1982. While incarcerated, Breytenbach wrote ‘n Seisoen in die Paradys (A Season in Paradise). Other prison writings were published as Mouroir: Bespieelende notas van ‘n roman (Mouroir: Mirrornotes of a Novel) in 1983 followed by The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist. His latest book, All One Horse, is a haunting journey through Breytenbach’s kaleidoscopic imagination, combining philosophical and lyrical prose pieces with his surreal paintings. The title is a nod to Chuang Tzu, and the writings are infused with glimmers of Eastern thought. His article “Obamandela” appeared in Harper’s earlier this year. Today Professor Breytenbach is a Global Distinguished Professor of creative writing at New York University.

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