Iran has sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell an end to diplomacy between the two nations. Also, John Williams' novel "Stoner" didn't do very well in the U.S. when it was published in 1965. But the book sold over a million copies in Europe and is beloved by a number of literary critics, including Steve Almond. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's June 25, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on June 25, 2019.