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I’m discussing my new book, Turkmeniscam: How Washington Lobbyists Fought to Flack for a Stalinist Dictatorship, all week at TPM Cafe. Others taking part in the conversation are Stephen Walt, professor of International Studies at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, Sam Loewenberg, a freelance journalist specializing in the intersection of business and public policy, Ted Goldman, senior editor at Roll Call, Capitol Hill’s newspaper, Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation, and Jonathan Taplin, a seasoned blogger and professor at USC Annenberg, School for Communication. You can check it out here.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Number of U.S. congressional districts in which trade with China has produced more jobs than it has cost:
Young bilingual children who learned one language first are likelier than monolingual children and bilingual children who learned languages simultaneously to say that a dog adopted by owls will hoot.
An Oklahoma legislative committee voted to defund Advanced Placement U.S. History courses, accusing the curriculum of portraying the United States as “a nation of oppressors and exploiters.”
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