KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 7:30 PM
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
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S.F. – Modern Times
In SPIRAL: Trapped in the Forever War award-winning journalist Mark Danner offers readers a shrewd analysis of why America’s War on Terror has persisted for well over a decade and why it seems to have no end in sight. In this “chilling cautionary tale of Orwellian repercussions” (Kirkus Reviews) Danner describes the ways in which the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have led America into a perpetual and continuously widening war that has put the country in an endless “state of exception.”
This is a book that must be read, debated, and deeply understood if we are ever to extricate ourselves from the world of quagmires created by the global War on Terror.”
—Christopher Dickey, Foreign Editor of The Daily Beast
“Mark Danner is the most brilliant, fearless, and illuminating of investigative journalists, who has not hesitated to take us, another harrowing time, into the heart of our particular political darkness.
—Joyce Carol Oates
“In Mark Danner’s eloquent and unsparing analysis, America’s War on Terror has degenerated into a downward spiral that has tarnished its laws, its reputation, and its soul. There is no better account of what ‘the forever war’ has done to this country and what we need to do to get the battle against terrorism onto the right track.”
—Michael Ignatieff, Harvard Kennedy School
Mark Danner has written about foreign affairs and American politics for more than two decades, covering Latin America, Haiti, the Balkans and the Middle East. He was for many years a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributes frequently to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and other publications. His work has won many awards, including a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards, an Emmy and a MacArthur “genius” grant. He teaches at the University of California and at Bard College. He is the author of Stripping Bare the Body; The Secret Way to War; Torture and Truth and The Massacre at El Mozote.
Host Linda Khoury is producer for KPFA’s morning show Up Front and co-host of the KPFA podcast Arabiyaat– a space for Arabs to discuss issues from their perspective. She was previously a producer for Arab Talk Radio on 89.5FM and assistant editor for the Journal of Palestine Studies in Washington D.C. Linda also served as a translator and voice over talent for the Mosaic Intelligence Report on Link TV. Linda holds an MA in Global and International Studies from UC Santa Barbara.