Dark Portraits

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Barry Lando, a former investigative producer for “60 Minutes” argues that from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush, the West has a long history of complicity in Iraq. Then, Martin Amis talks about his controversial new novel. Later on, we revisit Germany in the 1920s—with a series of dark portraits created during the Weimar Republic. And a man who entered the US illegally nearly 20 years ago talks about the challenges of living as an undocumented immigrant.

The West in Iraq

Barry Lando, a former investigative producer for "60 Minutes," exposes the ways in which Western interests helped devastate Iraq during the years of Saddam Hussein's rule.

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Martin Amis on House of Meetings

Martin Amis tells us about his controversial new novel, House of Meetings, which is narrated by a former gulag prisoner.

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Events: Martin Amis will be in conversation with Norman Rush
Monday, January 29 at 8 pm


Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s

Sabine Rewald talks about Glitter and Doom, the Metropolitan Museum’s current exhibit of dark portraits created in Germany in the 1920s.


Following the Hidden Lives of Mexican Immigrants

Nearly 20 years ago, Enrique Modesto illegally entered the US from Mexico. Now, he’s a documented, 34-year-old livery cab driver. He tells us what he risked to come to America, and how the reality of his life here has measured up against his hopes and expectations. He’s joined by Gabriel ...


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