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Middle East, The: US Disaster

Preservation master transfered from black and white kinescope negative and optical negative track, 7/2007. Approximate date: 1958

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Middle East, The: US Disaster
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During this special half-hour program, Dr. Henry A. Kissinger of Harvard University acts as moderator for three guests who discuss the Middle East situation. From an analysis of what type of movement this is, i.e., nationalistic, Communist-dominated or fanatical, the guests go on to discuss Islam, the historical picture of nationalism, the landing of U.S. troops in Lebanon, the use of force in the Middle East, implications of Nasser's behavior toward Russia and constructive action which can be taken in the future to alleviate the tension in the Middle East. Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Associate Director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University Dr. George Kirk, a lecturer in government at Harvard University, formerly Professor of Government at the American University of Beirut. Albert J. Meyer, Jr., is Associate Director at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He returned from a trip to the Middle East about six weeks ago. Hans Kohn is professor of history at City College in New York.



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Broadcast program

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Talk Show
Global Affairs
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