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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Today on Underreported, more about child soldiers. In trouble spots all over the world, children are being abducted and forced to fight in wars. Then, Ross Gregory Douthat discusses his disillusionment with Harvard in Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class. Novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz tells us about The White Rose--an updated take on Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier set in New York City. And, Jeanne Guillemin lays out a new history of biological weapons.

Child Soldiers

Leonard talks to Bukeni Tete Waruzi from Enfants Soldats, Jo Becker Children's Rights Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch; and Hakima Abbas of Witness, an organization that trains human rights defenders to use video to document abuses.

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Ruling Classes

Ross Gregory Douthat relates the personal disappointments he endured as an undergraduate at Harvard, and explains why he became disillusioned with his alma mater in Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class.

Events:
Ross Douthat will be reading & signing books on:
Thursday, March ...

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The White Rose

Jean Hanff Korelitz tells us about her latest novel, The White Rose. A new spin on the Strauss opera Der Rosenkavalier, the book traces the complicated love interests of several characters as they negotiate life in contemporary New York City.

Music: Disc 3, track #9 from Richard Struass’s ...

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Biological Weapons

Jeanne Guillemin investigates the past, present, and future threats of biological warfare in Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism.

» Read an excerpt of Biological Weapons in the Reading Room

Music: Track #6, "Resolution" by Thievery Corporation

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