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This Week
March 7, 2003


This week on NOW:

As foreign correspondent for THE NEW YORK TIMES, Chris Hedges covered the Balkans, the Middle East (including the First Gulf War) and Central America. Last year, he was a member of the team of reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize for THE NEW YORK TIMES’ coverage of global terrorism. Hedges now writes the column, "Public Lives." His new book is entitled WAR IS A FORCE THAT GIVES US MEANING, he talks to Bill Moyers about the human effects of war from the prospective of a journalist who has received death threats in San Salvador, been to jail in Iraq and overcome an "addiction" to war.

Lately, there hasn't been much accord among the children of God. But if human history is replete with people committing atrocities against one another in the name of God, is our democracy strong enough to remedy these tendencies? Bill Moyers hosts a roundtable discussion about 21st-Century faith.

Bill Moyers talks to Lew Rockwell, a libertarian, free-market conservative and president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, an organization he founded to advocate and promote the philosophy that the solution to our fiscal and social woes begins with smaller government. Mr. Rockwell comes to NOW to discuss the long-term economic effects of war.

In Depth

Chris Hedges

Focus on Iraq: Investigation and Analysis

Walking the Line — Reporting on War

SECOND FRONT: CENSORSHIP AND PROPOGANDA IN THE GULF WAR by John R. MacArthur
Selling War: Propaganda and History

The Economic Costs of Going to War


Stained Glass Window
Whose God? Faith in the 21st Century

Religious thinkers on the "Just War"

Discussion



Talk about the news on the message boards

Commentary

Bill Moyers on the Politics of a Struggle

Resources

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