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Gadhafi's Death Is Not What You Think

Gadhafi's Death Is Not What You Think 
GadaffiWhen news of Moammar Gadhafi’s death broke, we wasted no time. Headlines and news stories adopted a self-congratulatory tone almost immediately. The New York Times declared it: “the latest victory for a new American approach to war.’ But some military scholars caution against hyping the Libyan dictator’s demise as a US “victory.” However understandable the urge, Andrew Bacevich says, it creates the false sense that decisions made in Washington make the world go ’round. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, is the author of five books, most recently Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War and The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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