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Afganistan War

By Harold

It’s amazing how little attention gets paid to the war in Afghanistan, considering we have 100,000 troops there, it’s the longest war in our history and it’s costing billions of dollars at the same time states are announcing serious cutbacks.

So the beauty of having two great universities right next to each other was exemplified when I got the chance to hear two great speakers talk about Afghanistan — Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh gave a lecture on Obama’s foreign policy at UNC, and director Tim Hetherington had a Q-and-A at Duke after a showing of his Academy Award-nominated movie Restrepo, a documentary that follows a platoon in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Continue reading

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Lecture circuit

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by Harold

Washington Post TV columnist Lisa de Moraes likes to write, “We watch so you don’t have to.” Well, the last two days I’ve gone to three lectures at Duke and UNC, so you don’t have to. Continue reading

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