Shows: March 27, 2007

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The Darker Nations: Vijay Prashad’s New Book

The Third World was a project, not a place. That’s the premise of Vijay Prashad’s newest book, a fascinating reconstruction of the movement of the world’s poor countries to establish an alternative global order during the era of the Cold War. Led by post-colonial titans like Nehru, Nasser, and Nkrumah, newly liberated societies joined forces to put forward an incredibly ambitious global program—before it all came crashing down. APF’s own Andrew Hsiao edited The Darker Nations, so we’ll host a chat between author and editor.

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Politics and Paranoia in Asia and America: Ashis Nandy

Ashis Nandy—one of India’s most important social critics—will make a rare appearance in New York this weekend for a conference called “Politics and Paranoia”, which will look at the way political leaders across the world stoke paranoia to manipulate the public. Nandy and conference organizer Alan Roland will join us for a cross-cultural conversation about the uses of fear.

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Saigon Grill: Delivering Exploitation?

We talk to delivery workers who’ve been walking a daily picket line in front of Saigon Grill for three weeks, since, they say, the owners locked them out for organizing. Thirty-six delivery workers sued the restaurant last week, citing low pay and miserable working conditions. Did you know that about half of all restaurant business in New York is takeout? Tune in to hear about the other side of ordering in.

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