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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

China, India, and Japan are increasingly focusing on each other as economic rivals. Find out how that rivalry is shaping America's economy! Also: Nam Le on his debut story collection, The Boat. Former NFL defensive end Tim Green. Plus, a Jordanian diplomat talks about the promises and problems of taking a moderate road to reform in the Middle East.

Tomorrow, Thurs. June 19, we'll talk about how a single book can transform a country's political climate. And we'd like to hear from you: has a single book changed your own political views?

Guests:

Tim Green and Nam Le

How Asian Rivalries Are Shaping the World

The growing rivalry between China, India, and Japan will shape not only the U.S. but also the rest of the world in the coming years, according to former Economist magazine editor-in-chief Bill Emmott. His new book is Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan ...

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Nam Le’s Story Collection, The Boat

Nam Le’s debut story collection, The Boat, has gotten great reviews. Its stories are set in a wide range of places --- including Colombian slums, Iowa, and a boat in the South China Sea.

Events: Nam Le will be reading as part of Open City’s Park Lit reading series

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Football Genius

Former NFL defensive end Tim Green has also been an NPR commentator and host of Fox’s "A Current Affair." Now he’s written a book for young adults, Football Hero!

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Moderation in the Middle East

Prominent Jordanian diplomat Marwan Muasher talks about the promises and problems of the middle road approach to reform in the Middle East. His new book is The Arab Center: The Promise of Moderation.

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