Show Details for the week of February 24th, 2014

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On the show this week:

More about this week’s guests:

Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian who specialises in U.S. national security policy. He writes regularly for IPS and has also published investigative articles on Salon.com, the Nation, the American Prospect, Truthout and The Raw Story. His blogs have been published on Huffington Post, Firedoglake, Counterpunch and many other websites. Porter was Saigon bureau chief of Dispatch News Service International in 1971 and later reported on trips to Southeast Asia for The Guardian, Asian Wall Street Journal and Pacific News Service. He is the author of four books on the Vietnam War and the political system of Vietnam. Historian Andrew Bacevich called his latest book, ‘Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War’, published by University of California Press in 2005, “without a doubt, the most important contribution to the history of U.S. national security policy to appear in the past decade.” He has taught Southeast Asian politics and international studies at American University, City College of New York and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. You can follow him on Twitter  and you can read his articles online here: Gareth Porter – Author – Inter Press Service

Mark Ames is the founding editor of the satirical Moscow biweekly “The eXile,” author of “Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion: From Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine” and co-author of “The eXile: Sex, Drugs & Libel in the New Russia.” Mark was a regular contributor to The Nation and MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. This week we will be talking to him about two recent articles:

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