A Long Road

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Journalist Ahmed Rashid discusses the possibilities and the hazards of American disengagement with Afghanistan and Pakistan. Writer-director Kenneth Lonergan and actress J. Smith-Cameron tell us about their latest film, “Margaret.” Today’s installment of A History of World in 100 Objects takes a look at a lintel from the doorway of a Mayan temple. The young Russian author Alisa Ganieva talks about her award-winning story Salam, Dalgat, which she wrote under a male pseudonym. Plus, we’ll take a look at the Freedom Riders campaign in the south during the 1960s, with activist Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. and former civil rights lawyer Gerald Stern.