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Monday, June 26, 2006

On today’s show, we’ll learn about the thousands of young Japanese American who men fought for the US during WWII, even though they’d been forced into internment camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also, a look at the history of Catalonian separatism on Backstory. Plus, Benoit Jacquot—one of France’s leading Post-New Wave filmmakers—will be here. And to start it all off, novelist and former literature professor Eric Larsen tells us what he believes is wrong with America—from politics to academia.

A Grim State of Affairs

In A Nation Gone Blind, novelist and former literature professor Eric Larsen takes the government, the media, and academia to task for what he believes is very grim state of affairs in America.

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Backstory: Catalonian Separatism

Last Sunday (June 18th) Catalonia voted to give itself more independence from the central government in Madrid. On today’s Backstory, we learn about the history of Catalonian separatism and the impact the recent referendum is expected to have on Catalonia and the rest of Spain. John Peet, Europe Editor for ...

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The Cinema of Benoit Jacquot

Filmmaker Benoit Jacquot tells us about the special celebration of his movies at the Film Society of Lincoln Center: For the Love of Movies.

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Japanese American Soldiers in WWII

Over 100,000 Japanese Americans were forced into detention camps after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In Just Americans, Robert Asahina tells the story of the thousands of young men who left those camps to become heroes in the US military.

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