My Trip to Al Qaeda: A New Yorker Video

You don’t see web video like this too often… On The New York­er web site, you can now catch a video excerpt of a one-man play being staged in NYC by mag­a­zine staff writer, Lawrence Wright.  (Click here to watch.)

The New York­er pref­aces the video with this:

“This week, the New York­er staff writer Lawrence Wright opened his one-man show, “My Trip to Al-Qae­da,” at the Cul­ture Project, in New York City. Since Sep­tem­ber 11th, Wright has cov­ered Al Qae­da for the mag­a­zine; last year, he pub­lished the book “The Loom­ing Tow­er: Al-Qae­da and the Road to 9/11.” In the course of his work on the roots and the rise of Islam­ic ter­ror­ism, Wright has con­duct­ed more than six hun­dred inter­views and trav­elled to Egypt, Pak­istan, Afghanistan, Sau­di Ara­bia, and much of West­ern Europe. The play, which he wrote and per­forms, is a first-per­son account of his expe­ri­ences, and exam­ines, among oth­er themes, the ten­sion between his roles as jour­nal­ist and cit­i­zen.”

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