War on Terror


On the September 16th edition of Your Call, for the Friday media roundtable, Rose Aguilar continues the conversation with Mark Danner about his new book Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.

September 16, 2016

For the Friday media roundable on the August 5, 2016 edition of KALW's Your Call, Rose Aguilar has a conversation with veteran journalist Mark Danner about his new book Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War.

August 05, 2016

Join the World Affairs Council and Mark Danner, author of “Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War,” for a conversation about how the United States found itself on a “permanent war footing” and what that means for our role in the world. As part of World Affairs "Engage" series, this event features a post-discussion Q&A, when the audience will have the chance to participate directly with the speaker. Moderated by Nancy A. Jarvis, Attorney at Farrand Cooper, P.C.

July 29, 2016

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 a talk and subsequent interview with KPFA's Linda Khoury on July 13, 2016 at Berkeley's Hillside Club, 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."
July 13, 2016

Up Front producer Linda Khoury interviews Mark Danner on his new book, Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. 
July 12, 2016
AUDIO   |   This is Hell! with Chuck Mertz

WNUR's Chuck Mertz interviews Mark Danner about how America's post 9/11 military actions spiraled out of control, creating and then provoking new partners in conflict around the globe while degrading human rights and increasing militarization domestically. 

July 09, 2016

Since 9/11, the United States has been led by presidents with a firm mandate to quash terrorism. But according to UC Berkeley professor Mark Danner, America’s wars in the Middle East have spiraled out of control: worldwide deaths attributed to terrorism have spiked by more than 4000 percent since 9/11, several countries have plunged into civil war and the U.S. is in a seemingly endless campaign of drone strikes. In Danner’s new book, “Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War” he presents a damning analysis of the past two administrations and sheds light on how the next president could possibly change things for the better.

June 21, 2016

The massacre in an Orlando gay nightclub has focused presidential candidates back onto the so-called War on Terrorism or “the new face of the war on terror.”  This war is now in its fifteenth year and what at one time seemed to be exceptional is now the normal.

KPFA's Mitch Jesenich leads a conversation with veteran journalist Mark Danner, who argues in his book "Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War," that the 15-year long war on terror appears to have no end in sight. Fear has created what Danner calls the sense of “permanent emergency” among the American public and administration alike in keeping the wars in the Middle East percolating.

June 14, 2016

Scheer: Intelligence: "Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War," with Mark Danner and Robert Scheer

From The legendary Robert Scheer has covered wars, politics, international relations and social issues for decades. His new podcast, "Scheer Intelligence," features provocative conversations with leading thinkers of our times. This event's podcast interview will be Mark Danner – acclaimed journalist, UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor and MacArthur Fellow. Danner will talk about what he calls the "Forever War," triggered by 9/11, a spiral out of which we seem unable to escape. 
June 07, 2016

Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War
December 26, 2016
AUDIO   |   Radio Open Source

"The journalist Mark Danner, who covered the war and is now covering the aftermath, says the inconvenient truth here is that the public doesn’t want to reconsider it either, because we’re all implicated in the shame". 
April 03, 2014
BOOK   |   The New York Review of Books

The New York Review Abroad: Fifty Years of International Reportage
September 05, 2013

Mark Danner speaks with host Dave Iverson on Forum, KQED 88.5 San Francisco, about the definition of terrorism twelve years after 9/11.
May 24, 2013
BOOK   |   MIT Press

Torture and the Forever War (forthcoming): The Tanner Lecture on Human Values
May 22, 2015
AUDIO   |   This is Hell! with Chuck Mertz

Mark Danner discusses the anniversary of September 11th on This is Hell with Chuck Mertz. WNUR Chicago. Saturday September 17th, 2011. 
September 28, 2011

Mark Danner speaks with Mary-Charlotte on Santa Fe Radio Café about his book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, 04.28.2010.
April 28, 2010

Mark Danner discusses his book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco.
April 22, 2010

Mark Danner speaks about his book Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War at the US Studies Centre in Sydney, Australia, with Geoffrey Garrett.
February 25, 2010

Mark Danner talks about his book Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War with Sandy McCutcheon at Avid Reader in Brisbane, Australia.
February 24, 2010

In this conversation presented by the Wheeler Centre, acclaimed journalist and author Mark Danner discusses his new book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, with Fran Kelly  of ABC Radio National. 

Stripping Bare the Body shows at close hand how terrorism works and how war looks and smells and feels. Drawing on rich narratives of politics and violence and war from around the world, Stripping Bare the Body is a moral history of American power during the last quarter-century, as told by one of the world's leading writers.
February 19, 2010

Mark discusses his book, Stripping Bare the Body, with Fran Kelly of ABC Radio National, Australia.
February 18, 2010
BOOK   |   Black Inc. Books

Stripping Bare the Body (Australian edition): Politics Violence War
June 10, 2015

Mark Danner, Nancy Youssef and Charles Homans discuss President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, Haiti in the earthquake's aftermath and the London Summit about negotiations with the Taliban.  On KALW's Your Call Media Roundtable.
January 29, 2010

Mark Danner joins Laura Flanders in the studio on GRITtv to discuss his book, Stripping Bare the Body, and hopes and fears for the U.S. under Obama.
December 18, 2009

Mark Danner speaks about his book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort. 
December 04, 2009

Mark Danner talks about his book of essays, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War, which covers such topics as the war on terror, the use of torture by the Bush administration, and U.S. involvement in the Balkans and Haiti. He spoke at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco.
November 12, 2009

"Obama and Us: Why We Seem Unable to Escape Bush's 'State of Exception" Introduction by Robert Jay Lifton.
October 24, 2009

Mark Danner interviewed by Amy Goodman on "Democracy Now" about his new book, Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War.
October 14, 2009

Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War
August 31, 2013

Mark Danner with Mark Mazzetti and Reuel Marc Gerecht on On Point Radio with host Jacki Lyden on Attorney General Eric Holder's appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA abuses in the War on Terror.
September 01, 2009

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