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FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016
Saudi Arabia: A Complicating Look at a Mysterious Culture

Loring Danforth had the rare opportunity to travel to a place much different than America: Saudi Arabia. His book of essays about it attempts to neither condemn nor condone Saudi culture. Instead, he says, he seeks to complicate our ideas about it and challenge the polarized and simplified opinions we may have formed about the often mysterious and foreboding country of Saudi Arabia.

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Loring Danforth had the rare opportunity to travel to a place much different than America: Saudi Arabia. His book of essays about it attempts to neither condemn nor condone Saudi culture. Instead, he says, he seeks to complicate our ideas about it and challenge the polarized and simplified opinions we may have formed about the often mysterious and foreboding country of Saudi Arabia.—Original airdate: 8/26/2016 08:00 PM
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