Lawrence Wilkerson and Vijay Prashad

Retired Col. Larwrence Wilkerson was the former chief of staff for U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. He’s currently an Adjunct professor of government at the College of William and Mary. And he’s a regular contributor to The Real News Network.

Vijay Prashad is a Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. He is the author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World , which was chosen as the best nonfiction book of 2008 by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. His most recent publication is Arab Spring, Libyan Winter, and he writes regularly for Frontline magazine and Counterpunch.