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Monday, June 02, 2008

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan responds to the criticism he’s gotten from his former colleagues over his new book about the Bush administration. Also: George Packer revisits the issue of Iraqi interpreters who’ve jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq. Salman Rushdie on his new romance novel. And, a look at the amazing growth of cities around the world – did you know that by the year 2050, an estimated 75% of the world’s population will be living in cities?

Tune in for our latest Political Projections on Tuesday, June 3! We'll talk about how Hollywood has portrayed political machines. We're also hosting a special film screening of "The Great McGinty" TONIGHT, Monday, June 2. The screening is free, but there's a $10 minimum for food and drink.

Guests:

Scott McClellan, George Packer and Salman Rushdie

Former Bush Loyalist Tell-All

Scott McClellan, former White House press secretary, gives a behind-the-scenes account of what’s gone wrong in the Bush administration, and responds to criticisms from his former colleagues. His controversial new memoir is What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception..

Event: Scott McClellan will be ...

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Iraqi Interpreters Betrayed

In 2007, George Packer published an article in the New Yorker magazine about Iraqi interpreters who jeopardized their lives on behalf of the Americans in Iraq, with little or no U.S. protection or security. Now’s it’s been turned into a play at the Culture Project (at 55 Mercer St.),

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Salman Rushdie’s Romance Novel

Salman Rushdie’s new novel, The Enchantress of Florence, is a Renaissance romance set in the 16th century.

Event: Salman Rushdie will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, June 4 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 East 17th

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The Endless City

By 2050, an estimated 75% of the world’s population will live in cities. Saskia Sassen is a professor of sociology at Columbia University and contributor to the new book, The Endless City, which looks at major changes in 6 megacities around the world. Another contributor, Tony Travers, is Director ...

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