Tuesday, August 17, 2004

  • Evolving Empire: Chalmers Johnson on Bush’s Major Troop Realignment


    President Bush announced plans Monday to recall as many as 70,000 troops from military bases in Europe and Asia–not Iraq and Afghanistan–as part of a global rearrangement of forces. We speak with scholar and author Chalmers Johnson, his latest book is Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic. [includes rush transcript]

  • Susie Bright and Susan Brison on Pornography and Larry Flynt


    Two weeks after our interview with Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, we host a debate on pornography with Susie Bright, a former Salon.com columnist and author of Mommy’s Little Girl: Susie Bright on Sex, Motherhood, Pornography, and Cherry Pie and Susan Brison, professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth and author of Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of a Self. [includes rush transcript]

  • Are Sex Workers Coming to New York for the RNC?


    The New York Daily News last month reported that sex workers from around the country will be flying in to New York for the Republican National Convention. We speak with the director of the Sex Workers Project about labor and sex workers’ rights. [includes rush transcript]

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