Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon – November 26, 2006

This week on Sunday Salon…

In our first hour…

A 15th Christian politician assassinated in Lebanon. Israel continues to escalate its assault in Gaza. Some 200 Shi’ites die in the biggest bombing in Iraq since the 2003 U.S. invasion.

U.S. analysts increasingly predict that the Bush Administration will attack Iran next year. What’s happening in the Middle East? And what part does the United States play?

Our guests:

Free Speech Radio News/Al-Jazeera reporter Jackson Allers joins us from Lebanon.

Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, author of the new book, "Target Iran" (Nation Books).

Seth Ackerman, frequent contributor to Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting’s magazine, "Extra!," writes on Israel/Palestine issues (

And, in our second hour…

Film critic-author Judy Stone’s writings on international cinema have appeared for more than 30 years in the San Francisco, Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Ramparts. She’ll join us to talk about her book, "Not Quite a Memoir: Of Film, Books, the World" (Silman-James Press)…

Also joining the discussion:

Author Alev Croutier, the most widely-published woman novelist of Turkish Origin (

Robert Brent Toplin is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the author of numerous books on film including "Reel History: In Defense of Hollywood" and "Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11: How One Film Divided a Nation." His most recent book is "Radical Conservatism: The Right’s Political Religion" (University Press of Kansas).

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