Robert A. Pape, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, discusses what motivates terrorism against the US; Obama’s forward-looking strategy in Iraq; why ISIS appeals to ordinary Sunnis; and the Chicago Project on Security & Terrorism.
Peter Hart, the activism director at Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, discusses the latest media hit piece on journalist Gary Webb, who reported on the links between the CIA, the Contras, and the crack epidemic in the 1980s.
Attorney and author John Whitehead discusses his article “Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny.”
Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning journalist with The Independent, discusses the US airdrop to resupply Kurdish fighters battling ISIS for control of the Syrian border town of Kobani; Turkey’s reluctance to help the Kurds; and the US’s ridiculous anti-ISIS coalition.
Shane Bauer, a reporter in Mother Jones‘ San Francisco bureau, discusses his investigation of a SWAT team training competition in the San Francisco area and his article “The Making of the Warrior Cop.”More Interviews
Today’s show: Shane Bauer and Patrick Cockburn 12-3 eastern time
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