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Monday, February 04, 2008

Two foreign policy experts on why they think the rise of other global powers -- like China and India -- is actually good for the US. Also: German poet and novelist Michael Kruger. Then, a memoir about growing up in Brooklyn in the 1980s. And an update on the legal status of detainees in Guantanamo and beyond; we haven’t heard much about those detention centers in this campaign season.

And join us for tomorrow's installment of Political Projections! On Tuesday, we'll celebrate Super Tuesday with a conversation how Hollywood has poked fun at politics over the years. You can watch some films we've selected, and join in the conversation. Find out more here.

Guests:

Michael Kruger

How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Global Powers Rise

Foreign policy experts Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen say that the rise of other global superpowers like China and India could actually be good for the U.S.A. Their new book is The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise.

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German Poet, Novelist, and Publisher Michael Kruger

Poet and novelist Michael Kruger is also the head of the influential German publishing house Hanser Verlag, and the literary journal Akzente. His new novel is The Executor: A Comedy of Letters.

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Growing Up in 1980s Brooklyn

Felicia Sullivan’s memoir of her difficult childhood in 1980s Brooklyn is The Sky Isn't Visible from Here: Scenes from a Life.

Events: Felicia Sullivan will be speaking and signing books
Tuesday, February 5 at 7 pm
Chelsea Barnes & Noble
675 6th Avenue (at 22nd Street)

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Illegal Detentions at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Beyond

Since 2001, the government has detained thousands of people - at Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, and Bagram airbase, to name a few. The legality of many of those detentions has been challenged repeatedly. We get an update on the status of illegal detentions by American forces.

Shayana Kadidal is head lawyer ...

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