Revolutionary Ideas Of Karl Marx: Alex Callinicos
In this hour: In 2008, journalist Anand Gopal travelled to Afghanistan to speak with civilians, warlords, and Taliban fighters about the US-led war in the country. In his book, No Good Men Among the Living, he argues the distinction between America´s allies and enemies in the country isn´t always clear. Next, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Pir Zubair Shah risked his life to report from Waziristan - a Taliban stronghold in northwest Pakistan - where he was detained by both the Taliban and government forces. He spoke to Jim Fleming about the dangers of reporting from that region of Pakistan. Then: In 2003, Craig Mullaney led an infantry rifle platoon along the hostile border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. He recounts the experience in his memoir, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier´s Education. After that... What compels someone to commit acts of terror? Anthropologist Scott Atran has spent a decade talking with jailed suicide bombers and jihadist leaders. He says they´re motivated by core human values: brotherhood, loyalty and the dream of a better world. And then, Leslie Jamison bookmarks Orphans by Charles D´Ambrosio. Finally, Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard discusses his six-volume autobiographical novel, My Struggle. [Broadcast Date: June 20, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/140620/rt_tbon_140620_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.