Sunday with Peter Laufer returns to Darfur, and to art as political action,
along with questioning free speech in the workplace.
In the first hour Peter talks with anthropology professor Mahmood Mamdani, author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: The Cold War and the Roots of Terror. Professor Mamdani wrote an essay in the London Review of Books titled "The Politics of Naming: Genocide, Civil War, Insurgency" and in it he takes exception to identifying (as George Papagiannis did on Sunday June 17) the tragedy in Darfur as a genocide. Mamdani’s essay can be read at www.lrb.co.uk.
Later that hour Washington Monthly magazine publisher Markos Kounalakis joins Peter to talk about the film he has produced based on Mark Twain’s The War Prayer. The film can be seen at www.thewarprayer.com.
During the second hour Peter welcomes management and sociology professor Bruce Barry to Sunday. Barry is the author Speechless: The Erosion of Free Speech in the Workplace. A stimulating conversation with the audience ensues.