A Victory of Words

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

President Bush announced yesterday he will begin a drawdown of troops in Iraq beginning early next year. Newsweek’s Michael Hirsh evaluates how different candidates define success in the region.

Plus, the 17-mile long Large Hadron Collider starts accelerating particles today, but its purpose remains vague to many. Author and physicist Brian Greene explains why over eight thousand physicists (hopefully) can’t be wrong.


Brian Greene and Michael Hirsh

What Victory Means

Juan Cole, professor of modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan and author of the blog Informed Comment, and Michael Hirsh, senior editor and author of a weekly column on, talk about what victory means in Iraq and the significance ...

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You've Been Promoted

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has just appointed a new director. Roberta Smith, art critic at the New York Times, and Lee Rosenbaum, a cultural journalist and blogger, talk about Thomas Campbell's rise to power.

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Smashing Particles

Brian Greene, professor of mathematics and physics at Columbia University and author of Icarus at the Edge of Time, talks about the Large Hadron Collider, which successfully completed its first test this morning.

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Identity Politics

Thomas Frank, weekly columnist at the Wall Street Journal, and Kay Hymowitz, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal, discuss Sarah Palin, female voters, and the return of identity politics.

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You Can't Be President

John R. MacArthur debunks the childhood myth that everyone's career possibilities are endless in his new book, You Can't Be President: The Outrageous Barriers to Democracy in America.

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Open Phones: Student Voters

A voter registration drive at Virginia Tech set off a recent fracas when a local election official tried to discourage students from registering to vote at their college. Neal Rosenstein, election specialist at the New York Public Interest Research Group, updates the story.
Students, we want to ...

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