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This week Robert Scheer, Truthdig’s editor in chief, sits down with interviewer Peter Scheer to discuss the Chavez-Ahmadinejad friendship, Democratic prospects in the upcoming elections, the Bill Clinton-Fox performance, Sam Harris and the American support of fanaticism in the middle east.
John Lennon historian Jon Wiener discusses the soon-to-be-released documentary “The U.S. vs. John Lennon,” which recounts President Richard Nixon’s campaign to deport the Beatle because of his antiwar activism. Wiener notes the eerie historical parallels between Nixon’s pronouncements about Vietnam and Bush’s statements about Iraq.
Truthdig Publisher Zuade Kaufman sits down with Chris Abani, the author of “GraceLand,” at his home in Los Angeles to talk about his most recent work, “Becoming Abigail,” a novella about a teenage Nigerian girl brought to London and forced into prostitution by relatives.
In his new book, “The Slave Side of Sunday,” former NFL player Anthony Prior writes about the legacy of racism in professional sports. “We are not looked at as leaders, rather, just a labor force where the money is generated. Plantation capitalism is still alive today,” he tells Truthdig contributor James Harris.