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Fresh Air, Fareed Zakaria and Diana Abu-Jaber

Written by: Terry Gross
Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 50 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Journalist Fareed Zakaria and novelist Diana Abu-Jaber on this edition of Fresh Air. Fareed Zakaria is the editor of Newsweek International and a political analyst for ABC News. His new book is The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad. In the book, he argues that the spread of democracy does not always produce a corresponding growth of liberty. He gives examples of democratic elections that resulted in the election of dictators and autocrats. And he argues for a restoration of balance between democracy and liberty. Diana Abu-Jaber is the author of Crescent, a new book about a single Arab-American woman chef in Los Angeles. Her previous novel Arabian Jazz won the Oregon Book Award. Abu-Jaber grew up in America in a traditional Jordanian household. Abu-Jaber is a writer-in-residence at Portland State University. (Broadcast Date: April 16, 2003)

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