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LEE SMITH, author of "The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations," reports on recently released journals that confirm the anti-semitic sentiments of 20th century German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Smith connects Heidegger's ideas--a major part of Western thought--to some of the anti-democratic thinking popular today among young intellectuals.

PHILLIP SMYTH, a researcher on Shia jihadists in the Middle East, describes the transformation of anarcho-capitalism into Libertarianism.

Media strategist PETER DUKE explores the power of feelings over logic among voters. Duke also details how the current trend of "exploitative, trashy" news has come about.

American historian and jazz columnist NAT HENTOFF points out the intersection of free speech and jazz music in the United States.

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Lee Smith from the Wall Street Journal joins guest host Jim Hanson to analyze the death of Hezbollah leader Sayyid Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.  Then, Jeremy Scahill from The Nation discusses a story he has been covering about the CIA’s use of contractors in the war on terrorism.  Scahill later weighs in on the successes and failures of the controversial contracting company, Blackwater.  Finally, Bill Roggio of The Long War Journal updates us on what is playing out behind the scenes among the terrorist leadership in the Afghanistan-Pakistan war.

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Frank tracks Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court specifically in terms of the role of Saudi money at Harvard University.  The Hoover Institute’s, Fouad Ajami, shares unique insight on the relationship between our policy towards Iran and our safety.  Also on that topic and U.S. allies in the Middle East, The Strong Horse author Lee Smith joins Frank.  Gordon Chang wraps up with piercing analysis of all things related to U.S. security in Asia.

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