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Can Israel Be Talked Out of Attacking Iran?

Complete video at http://fora.tv/2012/02/22/An_Evening_with_Bill_Keller Former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller discusses the role emotion plays in Israel's desire to attack Iran. He describes all the logical arguments to dissuade attacking Iran, but admits that emotional reactions are "almost unreachable by those sorts of arguments." ---- Bill Keller, op-ed columnist and former executive editor of The New York Times, speaks with Prof. Peter Beinart, senior political writer for the Daily Beast who teaches Political Reporting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Bill Keller has enjoyed a long and illustrious career at The Times, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for his coverage of the Soviet Union, and serving as executive editor from 2003 to 2011, a time of transformation and challenge in the news media. He is currently an op-ed columnist and contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Beinart is a faculty member at CUNY's Graduate Center and Graduate School of Journalism. He is a senior political writer for the Daily Beast, a contributor to Time, and the author of, most recently, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris. The Graduate Center's Perspectives series with Peter Beinart features dynamic thinkers and practitioners examining the pressing political and public policy issues shaping our world today. Previous participants have included Christopher Hitchens, Tina Brown, Andrew Sullivan, and Paul Krugman.
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