Snowden In Russia; Movie Flops; New Iranian President; Choire Sicha
Thursday, August 01, 2013
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been granted asylum by Russia and has left the Moscow airport. We update the latest, and discuss the shift in public opinion about national security surveillance. A.A. Dowd of The A.V. Club chronicles the string of recent summer movie flops, and explains how Hollywood might avoid expensive mistakes like this moving forward. Plus: a new president will be inaugurated in Iran this weekend. Robin Wright, a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, talks about the challenges and the potential upside to the new regime; Choire Sicha on his new book Very Recent History; and an examination of modern-day parenting techniques.