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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

On today’s show: Richard Haass, who served as a foreign policy advisor in both Bush Administrations, takes us inside their decision making processes during the Gulf War and the Iraq War. Then, Gerald Martin discusses the first comprehensive biography of novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. And, Eduardo Galeano on his new collection of short stories. Plus, Philip Gourevitch on his return to Rwanda -- 15 years after the genocide that claimed at least 800,000 lives.

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Wars of Choice and Necessity

Richard Haass severed as a senior advisor to both Bush Administrations. In his book, War of Necessity, War of Choice he takes us inside the government’s decision making processes in both Iraq Wars.

Event: Richard Haass will be in conversation with Katie Couric
Wednesday, May 27th, at 8:00 ...

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On Gabriel García Márquez

Gerald Martin has written the first comprehensive biography of acclaimed Columbian novelist Gabriel García Márquez. It’s called Gabriel García Márquez.

Event: Gerald Martin will be speaking
Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00 pm
Americas Society
680 Park Avenue
Reservations are required. Please e-mail culture@americas-society.org ...

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Mirrors to History

Eduardo Galeano's latest collection of stories, Mirrors, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history's unseen, unheard and forgotten.

Event: Eduardo Galeano will be reading
Wednesday, May 27th, 7:00 pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street

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"The Life After"

It's been 15 years since genocide devastated the country of Rwanda. Philip Gourevitch looks back on the genocide and efforts at reconciliation in his article "The Life After." It appears in the May 4th issue of The New Yorker.

Philip Gourevitch was on The Leonard Lopate Show in May ...

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