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Listen: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, April 20, 2012

Princeton Professor Cornel West  and Tavis Smiley, co-hosts of Smiley & West, which airs Sundays at 4PM on AM 820, came to WNYC to discuss their new book, The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto. Brian asked them the End of War question: Is war inevitable. Listen.

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Listen: Gideon Rose on Whether War is Inevitable

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs Magazine and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle, answered the question at the center of the End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Listen: David Harvey on Whether War is Inevitable

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

David Harvey, leading social theorist, Distinguished Professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and author of Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution, recently came on the Brian Lehrer Show to discuss how cities are at the center of both capital and class struggles--and asks how cities might be reorganized to be more just. When he was here, he answered the End of War question: Is war inevitable? Listen. 

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End of War: The Military Industrial Complex

Friday, April 06, 2012

William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of The Military-Industrial Complex, and Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist for Slate and author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed, discuss the military industrial complex and whether cutting corporate influence could stop wars. 

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Watch: Tom Robbins on Whether War is Inevitable

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tom Robbins, former longtime Village Voice writer who is now the investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, visited the WNYC studios recently. He answered the question at the center of the Brian Lehrer Show End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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The Hunger Games Message about Military Recruiting

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stanley Tucci’s blue hair, Elizabeth Banks’ pink eyelashes, and the brutal slaughter of young children could easily have distracted you from a quieter question at the center of dystopian future in The Hunger Games: who fights in wars and why do they volunteer to do it?

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End of War: Milton Glaser's Process & Re-imagining Peace

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Milton Glaser, renowned graphic designer and author of the new book In Search of the Miraculous or One Thing Leads to Another, discusses his new book about his creative process--and helps us launch a new project: Re-imagine the Peace Sign--as part of our End of War series.

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Watch: Jonah Lehrer on Whether War is Inevitable

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jonah Lehrer, contributing editor at Wiredfrequent contributor to The New Yorker and Radiolab, and author of the new book, Imagine: How Creativity Work recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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End of War: War Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Denis O'Hare, actor and co-writer of An Iliad, Jeanine Basinger, chair of the film studies department at Wesleyan University, and Clive Thompson, contributor to The New York Times Magazine and columnist for Wired discuss representations of war on stage, in film, and in pop culture--and whether these representations can change the culture's view of war.

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Screening Room: War in Popular Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2012

As part of our End of War series, we're having a conversation about the portrayal of war in popular culture. Here are some clips of the movies, theater and video games we discussed.

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Listen: President Jimmy Carter on Whether War is Inevitable

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Former President Jimmy Carter responded to Brian's question at the center of our End of War series: Is war inevitable? Listen below.

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End of War: Bill Kristol and Amb. Nancy Soderberg

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The End of War series continues with Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard and regular commentator for Fox News. Then, we'll be joined by Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, president of the Connect U.S. Fund and a former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. They'll each discuss the political and moral considerations of going to war--and the role of international law in ending war.

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Watch: Nada Bakri on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, March 09, 2012

Nada Bakri, New York Times reporter and widow of Anthony Shadid, the former Beirut bureau chief of the New York Times, recently visited the WNYC studios to discuss Shadid's book, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East. She answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Listen: Benjamin Barber on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, March 09, 2012

Political theorist and distinguished senior fellow at Demos, Benjamin Barber, responded to Brian's question which is at the center of the show's End of War series: Is war inevitable?

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Watch: Karl Meyer & Shareen Brysac on Whether War is Inevitable

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Shareen Blair Brysac and Karl E. Meyer, the co-authors of Pax Ethnica:  Where and How Diversity Succeeds, recently visited the WNYC studios. They answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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End of War: John Horgan on Peace Building

Friday, March 02, 2012

As part of the End of War series, John Horgan, science journalist, director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of The End of War, discusses a way toward peace. 

Take the End of War survey and tell us if you think war is inevitable, and check out the results of the survey so far.

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End of War: Chris Hedges and Barbara Ehrenreich

Monday, February 27, 2012

Chris Hedges, former war correspondent, senior fellow at The Nation Institute, and author of several books including War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning and Death of the Liberal Class, and Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several books including Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passion of War  and Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America, discuss why cultures are drawn to war.

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Watch: Marshall Curry on Whether War is Inevitable

Friday, February 17, 2012

Marshall Curry, documentary filmmaker and director of the Oscar nominated film "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front," recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Watch: Marwan Bishara on Whether War is Inevitable

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Marwan Bishara, senior political analyst for Al Jazeera English, host of Empire, the monthly show about global powers, and author of The Invisible Arab: The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions, recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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Watch: John Horgan On Whether War Is Inevitable

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Science journalist, director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of the new book The End of War, John Horgan, recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War, which Horgan's book inspired: Is War Inevitable?

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