Middle East Democracy; Mahmood Mamdani; Mike Binder

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Tuesday 03/08/2005

Fouad Ajami and Roger Cohen examine recent democratic developments in the Arab world on the occasion of a major speech by President George W. Bush aimed at the Middle East. Mahmood Mamdani reflects on 9/11, the Iraq War, and the perception of Islam, which he analyzes in his book "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror." Mike Binder talks about writing "The Upside of Anger" for actor Joan Allen and what it takes to be a director.