Letters and Politics

Former CIA Russian Analyst on Trump/Putin Meeting & Saving the Ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu.

A conversation on the fallout over the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. We speak to former CIA specialist Mel Goodman.
Guest: Melvin A. Goodman, senior analyst and division chief at the CIA from 1966 to 1990 and author of the book Whistleblower at the CIA.
Then, a conversation on the heroic act of librarian Abdel Kader Haidara who saved ancient manuscripts of Timbuktu during an al-Qaeda invasion in 2012.

Guest: Charlie English, former head of International News at the Guardian and author of The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save its Past.

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