Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, we witness the chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Forever War allows us a visceral understanding of today's battlefields and of the experiences of the people on the ground, warriors and innocents alike. It is a brilliant, fearless work, not just about America's wars after 9/11, but ultimately about the nature of war itself.
"A memorable "read""
From the front lines of the battle against Islamic fundamentalism, a searing, unforgettable audiobook that captures the human essence of the greatest conflict of our time. Through the eyes of Dexter Filkins, the prize-winning New York Times correspondent, we witness the remarkable chain of events that began with the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, continued with the attacks of 9/11, and moved on to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Choices at the Top", by Dexter Filkins; "Poor, Poor, Pitiful You", by Nick Paumgarten; "Old Bugs", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "The Absolutist", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Stepping Out", by David Sedaris; "Shy and Mighty", by John Colapinto; "Stage to Screen" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Homage to Zenobia", by Lawrence Wright; "Room with a Boo", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Death of a Prosecutor", by Dexter Filkins; "The Really Big One", by Kathryn Schulz; and "Cold Cases", by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "In with the New", by Adam Gopnik; "Swamped", by Dexter Filkins; "What Money Can Buy", by Larissa MacFarquhar; and "Wilder West", by Anthony Lane.
"Bad new New Yorker format"
"Beleaguered Leage" by Ben McGrath; "Chatterbox" by Anthony Lane; "The Fight of Their Lives" by Dexter Filkins; "The Solace of Oblivion" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Together and Alone" by David Denby.
"Wider War" by Dexter Filkins; "Poll" by Ian Frazier; "The Disruption Machine" by Jill Lepore; "Liner Notes" by George Saunders; "The Id Girls" by Nick Paumgarten; "The Skeptic" by Sasha Frere-Jones.
"Judgment Days", by David Remnick; "China Hands", by Gay Talese; "Sputnikonomics", by James Surowiecki; "The Afghan Bank Heist", by Dexter Filkins; "The Order of Things", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Mars Attacks!", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Long Time Coming", by Anthony Lane.
"Beware of Romneycare", by James Surowiecki; "The Voter-Fraud Myth", by Jane Mayer; "Atonement", by Dexter Filkins; and "We, the Polity", by Adam Kirsch.
Tonight on the program, an update on the battle to retake Mosul with Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker.
We continue with a political update from Jonathan Karl of ABC News and Mike Allen of Politico.
We conclude with musician Jon Bon Jovi, his new album is called "This House Is Not For Sale."
What began as an Arab Spring uprising has turned into a grinding six-year civil war and the worst humanitarian crisis of the twenty-first century...
"Today’s Assignment", by Louis Menand; "General Principles", by Dexter Filkins; "Music from the Machine", by Alex Wilkinson; "I Love Girl", by Simon Rich; "Sucker Punch", by John Lahr; "Ring Cycle", by Anthony Lane; "Greetings, Friends!" by Ian Frazier.
"Mind the Gap", by James Surowiecki; "Housing Crisis", by Rebecca Mead; "After America", by Dexter Filkins; "The Mosquito Solution", by Michael Specter; and "Black and Blue", by Emily Nussbaum.
"Back on Track", by John Cassidy; "The King’s Speech", by Michael Schulman; "The Journalist and the Spies", by Dexter Filkins; "Novelty Acts", by Ariel Levy; and "Call the Doctor", by David Denby.