- Who is an American?
In his book "The Thirteen American Arguments," Howard Fineman writes that only a nation of immigrants can argue so earnestly and endlessly about who can become one of its own. Midmorning examines the nature of citizenship, national identity, and what it means to be an American.9:06 a.m.
Stanley Renshon: Professor of political science at the City University of New York and a certified psychoanalyst. He's the author of 13 books, including "The 50% American: Immigration and National Identity in an Age of Terrorism."
Bill Hing: Professor of law at the University of California-Davis School of Law. He is the author of "Deporting Our Souls: Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy" and "Defining America Through Immigration Policy."
- Midmorning Book Club: 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'
Though critics initially panned John Irving's "A Prayer for Owen Meany," his fans made the novel a bestseller. It remains at the top of many readers' personal favorite lists today. "Owen Meany" was recommended as a Midmorning Book Club pick by some of our listeners.10:06 a.m.
Cintra Wilson: Award-winning playwright and screenwriter who writes a column for Salon.com. Her forthcoming book of satire is "Caligula for President: Better American Living Through Tyranny."
John Freeman: Freelance book reviewer and current president of the National Book Critics Circle.
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