The Obama Syndrome: A Live Interview with Tariq Ali and Joel Whitney
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 1:08 pm
As part of his tour to launch The Obama Syndrome, Tariq Ali appeared at New York’s Asia Society September 17th, 2010 where he was interviewed on stage by Joel Whitney, Founding Editor in Chief of Guernica magazine.
‘Pakistan’s people want an end to the nightmare’ by Tariq Ali for The Guardian, August 10, 2007
Declaring a state of emergency would only prove Pervez Musharraf’s inability to break from a brutal, shabby legacy
Every Pakistani leader, civilian or military, sits on a throne that is placed on a volcano periodically shaken by convulsions. As a crisis-ridden country prepares to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its foundation next week, the government is seriously divided, and its uniformed president was reported to be considering the imposition of a state of emergency, usually the last act of a government about to fall.
In most countries the very existence of a military leader symbolises a state of emergency, but not in Pakistan. The military has ruled the country for more than 30 years, survived the hot lava of numerous uprisings …
Tariq Ali will talk about U.S. foreign policy failures concerning Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, followed by an onstage conversation with Avi Lewis, award-winning Canadian television journalist and documentary filmmaker whose productions include The Take, which followed Argentina’s movement of worker-run businesses taking over operations at plants shut down after the economic collapse of 2001.
Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 West San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501
Presented by the Lannan Foundation This event is part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series. Ticketing Information
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