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A Civilian in Baghdad; The Logistics of Ending the War

Terry features two guests in this segment.

First, Amitav Ghosh is an Indian writer and anthropologist. Terry talks to him about an essay he wrote in the January issue of the literary magazine Granta called "An Egyptian in Baghdad." One of his friends went to work in Iraq several years ago; that friend was still in Baghdad when the war started. Ghosh felt that much of the press about the war was depersonalized, and wanted to write about the life of one person caught up in the conflict.

Next, retired General Eugene Carroll from the Center for Defense Information. He talks with Terry about the political and military considerations involved with ending the war.


Other segments from the episode on February 26, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 26, 1991: Interview with Eugene Carroll and Amitov Gosh; Interview with David Halberstam.


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