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Mark Danner: Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Berkeley Hillside Club
Location Details:
Berkeley Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:

Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit

In SPIRAL: Trapped in the Forever War award-winning journalist Mark Danner offers readers a shrewd analysis of why America's War on Terror has persisted for well over a decade and why it seems to have no end in sight. In this "chilling cautionary tale of Orwellian repercussions" (Kirkus Reviews) Danner describes the ways in which the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have led America into a perpetual and continuously widening war that has put the country in an endless "state of exception."

"Mark Danner's Spiral lays bare the way a jihadist strategy of provocation, playing on America's infinite capacity for oversimplification and overreaction, sucked the United States into endless wars. This is a book that must be read, debated, and deeply understood if we are ever to extricate ourselves from the world of quagmires created by the global War on Terror." -Christopher Dickey, Foreign Editor of The Daily Beast

"A clear-eyed and shrewd examination of how easily terrorists achieve their goals of inspiring fear and retaliation." -Publishers Weekly

Mark Danner has written about foreign affairs and American politics for more than two decades, covering Latin America, Haiti, the Balkans and the Middle East. He was for many years a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributes frequently to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine and other publications. His work has won many awards, including a National Magazine Award, three Overseas Press Awards, an Emmy and a MacArthur "genius" grant. He teaches at the University of California and at Bard College.. He is the author of Stripping Bare the Body; The Secret Way to War; Torture and Truth and The Massacre at El Mozote.

$12 advance, $15 door.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 9:45AM
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