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Steve Inskeep on Life and Death in Karachi

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, discusses how migration of the past few decades has transformed Karachi, Pakistan, the largest city whose stability is a vital security concern of the United States. Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi looks at the perils and possibilities of rapidly growing metropolises all around the world.

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Comments [12]

Amit Singh from Three Bridges, NJ

I do not sense much objectivity in this interview..., a lot of hog wash but nothing material objectivity directing American Interest.

He is saying ISI is not pulling all the strings; does he does not know our Joint Chief of Staff and State department has credible information on this subject...?

Is Steve Inskeep sponsered by Pakistani money to come on NPR and write this book?

Oct. 26 2011 02:30 PM
Herb Marti

Steve Inskeep's expose on Pakistan is some of the best journalism I have heard.

Oct. 26 2011 01:37 PM

What I don't understand is with all the demonstratively nefarious activities by the Pakistani government, including selling atomic know-how and hardware, harboring bin Laden etc. what are we doing in Iraq and Afghanistan??

... not suggesting we need another war. Just wondering what the thought/foreign policy process might be.

Oct. 26 2011 12:55 PM

@John from office

That approach has worked so well in Israel and the Mexican/US boarder...

Excellent idea!

Oct. 26 2011 12:50 PM

Pakistan is an excellent example of what happens when conservative religion ascends and investment in education evaporates.

Kinda like here.

Oct. 26 2011 12:48 PM
John from office

Wall it off from the rest of the world.

Oct. 26 2011 12:45 PM
Bobby G from East Village

Taher from Croton on Hudson brings up a question interesting to me. Should proper nouns be pronounced in American English or the language from which they come?

One doesn't hear "The Netherlands" pronounced as the Dutch do, for example. Is the answer then on a case by case basis?

Oct. 26 2011 12:44 PM
tony from bayside

But pakistan did fund the 911 high jackers...
or wired atta money...fact. It is in former senator bob grahams book.

The thing is, we don't want to entertain possibilities that contradict or disrupt our beautiful little cushy paradigms we believe in...

Oct. 26 2011 12:43 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Unless the US becomes a Muslim country, all hope that we can win over or buy the love and fidelity of the Muslim world is baseless, even if Israel did not exist. The whole purpose of Islam is to predominate and win no matter how long or whatever methods it takes.

Oct. 26 2011 12:38 PM
John from office

I am sorry any American has to die due to this armpit nation. We should leave them to kill each other off. No American life is worth this so called "nation". They are children arguing over crumbs.

Oct. 26 2011 12:37 PM
Bobby G from East Village

The chaos of Pakistan serves as a warning about the consequence of fundamentalism and intolerance in a society.

Oct. 26 2011 12:27 PM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

Thank you Leonard for pronouncing Pakistan as in Urdu. Your guest must have a problem with hearing languages other then “American English.”

Oct. 26 2011 12:17 PM

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