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National Writers Series: An evening with Richard Clarke

Halle Meyers

Over his long career in public service, Richard Clarke has been an adviser to presidents Reagan, Clinton, and both Bushes. His 2004 memoir Against All Enemies was critical of multiple administrations for their lax approach toward counter-terrorism before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and of the Bush administration’s decision to wage war in Iraq. Richard has also written four fictional thrillers. Richard’s latest book is called Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. He talks this hour with fellow retired political adviser, and co-chair of Traverse City’s International Affairs Forum, Jack Segal. Jack asked Richard to explain who “Cassandra” refers to in the title of his book.


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