C-Span-2’s In-Depth monthly feature interviews Robert Kaplan Sun at noon – when listeners can call in or e-mail questions; this is repeated at midnight. E-mail connection is up on the site. Kaplan, a correspondent for Atlantic Monthly, has reported on the hot spots of the last twenty years. His last book is Mediterranean Winter. His Warrior Politics was the first book on Andrew Sullivan’s short-lived book club blog. During the past few years, such works as The Coming Anarchy, Balkan Ghosts and Soldiers of God: With the Mujahidin in Afghanistan were often referred to as we tried to understand the places he had been. Not surprisingly, such interests have made him a voice listened to by
both Pres. Bill Clinton and Pres. George W. Bush. Mr. Kaplan has been a consultant to the U.S. Army’s Special Forces Regiment, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Marines. He has lectured at military war colleges, the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency.
Back to BookTV on C-Span 2, After Words Bill Press interviews Roy Moore about his book So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom. (6:00 & 9:00 p.m. Sunday). At midnight on Saturday, last week’s After Words interview (of Jim Wallis by Randy Tate) is rerun.
Other programs include:
Saturday at 11:00 am and Sunday at 10:00 pm Katherine Skiba on her Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq.
History on Book TV
Nicholas Patler’s Jim Crow and the Wilson Administration
Paul Blustein’s discussion of his book And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out): Wall Street, the IMF, and the Bankrupting of Argentina apparently will discuss some of the grounds covered in blog comments this week. It will be Saturday at 4:45 pm and Monday early morning – 6:45 am.
Another book that appears to touch on current topics on the blog is Tim Clissold’s Mr. China: A Memoir Sunday at 3:45. He “has been working in China for seventeen years and cofounded a private equity group that invested four hundred million dollars into China.”
John Perkins, an economist whose other works are about “Shapeshifting” and Amazonian shamanism, discusses his Confessions of an Economic Hit Man describing his work as a loan shark encouraging poor countries to take out World Bank loans. (Sun at 11:00 p.m.) Another economic expose is at 10:15 Sunday morning, Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation by Pratap Chatterjee.
Two works, one with a more hopeful conclusion, deal with anarchy and death: One is Mike Tucker’s Hell Is Over: Voices of the Kurds After Saddam, Sunday at 8:30 am and Monday at 5:00 am. The less hopeful discussion is by Romeo Dallaire, whose Shake Hands with the Devil: discusses The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda 3:00 Sunday afternoon.