Friday, November 18, 2011

Check out Condi Rice, Joan Didion, Maajid Nawaz, Chris Hayes (catching up on recent articles and video)

Newsweek Photo Gallery: 'Big Brother is Watching You,' 13 November 2011
In Syria, there's an Assad on every street corner
Photographs by Nicolas Righetti; Text by Christopher Dickey
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2011/11/13/syria-assad-posters-nicolas-righetti-photos.html

The Daily Beast: Firebomb Torches French Weekly, 2 November 2011
The burning of satirical French weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo raises the specter of Muslim violence, and plays straight into the hands of the far right. Christopher Dickey reports.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/11/02/sarkozy-and-far-right-benefit-from-french-weekly-charlie-hebdo-firebombing.html

The Daily Beast: Video clips from an onstage interview with former jihadi Maajid Nawaz at the ThinkFest in Goa, India, 5 November 2011
http://ibnbattuta.blogspot.com/2011/11/maajid-nawaz-former-radical-islamist.html

The Daily Beast: The Years of Magical Writing, 2 November 2011
Over the years, Christopher Dickey has come to love Joan Didion—her work, her soul, her humor—even the way she shields her despair. Here he writes on what the great author means for our inner lives with the release of her latest, Blue Nights.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/11/02/joan-didion-s-blue-nights-just-released-christopher-dickey-writes-about-his-love-for-her.html

MSNBC: Up With Chris Hayes, 30 October 2011
Discussing everything from Occupy Wall Street to the European debt crisis, redistricting in Texas and liberal disillusionment (or not) with Barack Obama
http://christopherdickey.blogspot.com/2011/11/on-up-with-chris-hayes-sunday-october.html

Newsweek Cover: Condi's Freedom War, 23 October 2011
Gaddafi's reign is over. Soon the U.S. exits Iraq. Was the toll worth it?  In this week's Newsweek Condoleezza Rice talks to Christopher Dickey about the fight for democratic rights.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/23/condi-s-dangerous-years.html

France24 TV: The World This Week, 14 October 2011
Fran├žois Picard's panel explains how fast-shifting battle lines in the wider Middle East may have brought about that prisoner swap deal for Gilad Shilad; Also, Paris and Berlin promise a plan to fix the Eurozone and how an African Spring may be sooner than you think.
http://www.france24.com/en/20111014-the-world-this-week-14-october
http://www.france24.com/en/20111014-the-world-this-week-14-october-part2

Newsweek: Greece on the Skids, 25 September 2011
The prime minister must remake his country. Fat chance.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/09/25/greece-on-the-skids.html


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