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Video of the Week: The Kite Runner actors respond to Donald Trump

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The company of The Kite Runner have started a nightly curtain-call ritual, reading out a response to US President Donald Trump’s executive order this past week banning Syrian refugees as well as all immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Worth watching and sharing.

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The American Wife Q&A podcast: Is ‘war on terror’ a valid term?

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Is the ‘war on terror’ a valid term? What does the USA Patriot Act stand for (bet you didn’t know it’s an acroynm!)? What exactly is ‘rendition’ and is it ever justified? Why are Americans abroad so often naive or arrogant? (A question asked by an audience member by the way!) Is the timing of the production with the 15th anniversary of 9/11 coincidental? How were members of the company (several of them from New York, including the writers) affected by the attacks on the World Trade Center?