By Emily Goodin - 05/01/08 05:58 PM EDT
Friday, May 2
Aaron Cohen (written with Douglas Century), Brotherhood of the Warriors: Behind Enemy Lines with a Commando in One of the World’s Most Elite Counterterrorism Units. Cohen recounts his three years in the Israeli Special Forces. 7:30 p.m. Borders Books, Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 and Columbia Pike, Falls Church, Va. (703) 998-0404.
Monday, May 5
Arianna Huffington, Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe. Huffington argues that a “lunatic fringe” of the right wing has taken over the Republican Party. 7 p.m., Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 364-1919.
Wednesday, May 7
Lieve Joris, The Rebels’ Hour. Joris, a journalist, examines contemporary Congo through the lens of one of the country’s top rebel leaders. 7 p.m., Olsson’s at Penn Quarter, 418 7th St. NW. (202) 638-7610.
Rajmohan Gandhi, Gandhi — The Man, His People and the Empire. Gandhi writes a biography of his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, examining the development of his beliefs and his political campaigns, as well as his relations with his family. 6:30 p.m., National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. (202) 662-7129 (reservations required).
Thursday, May 8
Matt Taibbi, The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion at the Twilight of the American Empire. The Rolling Stone writer examines the nature of George Bush’s America in post-Sept. 11 times. He traveled across the country for the book and makes the case that the blue state/red state narrative of American politics has become irrelevant. 7 p.m., Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW. (202) 364-1919.
Garrett Oliver, The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food. Oliver examines the recent developments in the world of beer — including a growing brewing movement in Italy. 7 p.m., National Geographic Museum, 1600 M St. NW. (202) 857-7700 (must be 21 or older — tickets required).
Thursday, May 15
Fareed Zakaria, The Post American World. The Newsweek editor looks at the United States’s ability to form nuanced relationships with other world powers. 7 p.m., Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 364-1919.
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