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The Wrong Man for the Job

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Ron Suskind discloses some explosive news about the Bush administration and the US intelligence community; and discusses how Americans are struggling to restore their country’s moral authority. Also, Dick Meyer on why Americans hate themselves (and each other). Plus, on this month’s installment of our yearlong film series, Political Projections, we look at how Hollywood has depicted candidates who are far from ideal.

Guests:

Dick Meyer and Ron Suskind

American Self-Loathing

Dick Meyer contends that, despite living in a time of national prosperity and relative peace, Americans are morally and existentially tired. In Why We Hate Us: American Discontent in the New Millennium, he diagnoses the problem and offers suggestions on how we can turn the tide of self-hate.

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How the US Lost its Moral Authority

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind explores how America lost its moral authority, leaving it acutely vulnerable to nuclear terrorism, in The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism. The book also includes a number of explosive disclosures about the Bush administration ...

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Political Projections: The Wrong Man for the Job

Not all political candidates are created equal. Sometimes, the most successful ones are those who have taken part in the shady deals, compromise, and hypocrisy that have become too common in American politics. Joining Leonard to discuss how Hollywood has depicted far-from-ideal candidates are Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at ...

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