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Friday, April 02, 2004

In his new book, Hans Blix writes: "I am not suggesting that Blair and Bush spoke in bad faith, but I am suggesting that it would not have taken much critical thinking on their own part or the part of their close advisers to prevent statements that misled the public." Also, NPR’s Steve Inskeep in Baghdad, the ethics of George W. Bush, the search for a new Queens poet laureate, and your thoughts on Bob Edwards’ departure from Morning Edition.

"I don’t believe in blandness, I believe in truth. The unvarnished truth. That’s what makes the world go round."
—David Cohen on whether the next Queens poet laureate should write boring poems that are acceptable to everyone

Blix and Stones…

Hans Blix former United Nations Chief Weapons Inspector and author, Disarming Iraq ( Pantheon , 2004)giving his views on the US war on Iraq


Trouble in Iraq

Steve Inskeep Weekend host of NPR's All Things Considered, currently on assignment in Baghdad responds to the Hans Blix interview and assess the climate in Iraq after the recent killings


Open Phones

Listeners express distress over changes at NPR’s Morning Edition


Right, Wrong, And the Wisdom to Know the Difference?

Peter Singer professor of bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values and author, The President of Good & Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush (Dutton, 2004)evaluates W's views from a philosophical standpoint


The Queens English

David Cohen librarian at Queens College's Rosenthal Library and head of the search committee for a new Queens poet laureate is looking for a poet laureate for the biggest borough


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