Relentless John Kerry as Sec. of State; Jared Leto; Martin Cruz Smith's Novel, Tatiana; Angry White Men

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol. Kerry is asking Congress not to approve any new sanctions on Iran while negotiations continue with Tehran (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Reuters columnist David Rohde explains how Secretary of State John Kerry is working toward diplomatic breakthroughs—like the recent negotiations with Iran—and why his critics say he’s reckless. Jared Leto talks about his role as a transsexual AIDS patient in the new film “Dallas Buyers Club.” Martin Cruz Smith discusses his latest novel, Tatiana. And sociologist Michael Kimmel looks at how economic, social and political shifts have transformed the American landscape and challenged the power and prestige that white American males have had for centuries.

John Kerry as Secretary of State

Reuters columnist David Rohde discusses John Kerry as Secretary of State. Rodhe’s article “John Kerry Will Not Be Denied” shows that while Kerry’s critics call him arrogant, undisciplined, and reckless,  his relentlessness in pursuit of negotiations might produce some of the most important diplomatic breakthroughs in years.

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Jared Leto on "The Dallas Buyers Club"

Jared Leto discusses his role in “The Dallas Buyers Club.” He plays Rayon, a transsexual AIDS patient who helps establish a "buyers club," where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to non-approved medicines and supplements to treat AIDS.

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Martin Cruz Smith on Tatiana, his Latest Novel

Martin Cruz Smith talks about his new novel, Tatiana, featuring Arkady Renko, one of the iconic inves­tigators of contemporary fiction. Renko has survived the cultural journey from the Soviet Union to the New Russia, only to find the nation as obsessed with secrecy and brutality as was the old Communist dictatorship.


Why Are there So Many More Angry White Men?

Sociologist Michael Kimmel examines the demise of the white American male voter as a dominant force in the political landscape. In his book Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era, Kimmel locates this increase in anger in the economic, social and political shifts that have transformed the country.

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