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Turning Points For Nations In Crisis

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In his latest book, the scholar Jared Diamond looks at how nations deal with moments of crisis. He says that we can cope with these big national problems the same way we do with personal ones.

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In his latest book, the scholar Jared Diamond looks at how nations deal with moments of crisis. A lot of countries seem to be struggling these days, and the United States is no exception. Although America possesses great strengths, the country is at a turning point because we’ve lost the art of political compromise. Diamond says that we can cope with these big national problems the same way we do with personal ones: by looking in the mirror, acknowledging our faults, and learning from the past.

Jared Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA and the author of many books, including Guns, Germs and Steel, and The World Until Yesterday. His latest is Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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