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Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is an independent daily TV & radio news program, hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. We provide daily global news headlines, in-depth interviews and investigative reports without any advertisements or government funding. Our programming shines a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lifts up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. Democracy Now! is live weekdays at 8am ET and available 24/7 through our website and podcasts.

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders

Words Without Borders:The Online Magazine of International Literature
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New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books

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  • Egypt: Laughter in the Dark
    The prose of Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji, who is currently in jail for “infringing public decency,” explicitly confronts what happens when one’s fundamentally unserious, oversexed youth dovetails with an authoritarian, utterly self-serious regime...
  • Iran’s Game in Aleppo
    The advance of regime forces comes at a time when US President-elect Donald Trump has said that he would seek agreement with Russia on an end to the five-year Syrian war that has claimed more than 400,000 lives. Any such US-Russia deal would leave...
  • The Power of Maya Lin
    To the Editors: In his article “The Quiet Power of Maya Lin,” Martin Filler takes issue with what he perceives as my “assertion that the design is somehow evasive about the true nature of the war and inevitably mistaken for an actual burial...
  • Winners Should Recover Costs
    To the Editors: Judge Jed S. Rakoff’s excellent article on the eight factors that prevent us from getting our day in court leaves one factor out. Except for the United States, every country in the world with a developed judicial system...
  • It’s Not All Neurons
    To the Editors: I would like to provide some perspective on the numerology of neurons as expressed by Steven Mithen in his review of Suzana Herculano-Houzel’s book The Human Advantage.
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    To the Editors: The Authors Guild, the nation’s largest and oldest society of authors, agrees with Robert Darnton that a national digital library is both necessary and overdue. Authors share the dream of digitizing our nation’s literary...
  • Evolution & the Bible
    To the Editors: Professor G.W. Bowersock summarily dismissed our book The Good Book of Human Nature: An Evolutionary Reading of the Bible, in which we seek the triggers for the beliefs found in the Scriptures. Unfortunately, he...
  • De Quincey: So Original, So Truly Weird
    In the last decades of his life he was spending £150 a year on the drug (from an income of £250), permanently in debt and pursued by creditors, continually adopting false names and shifting lodgings (he would simply abandon his rooms when they...
  • The End of Fidel
    Castro is gone from the scene at the moment when he could have been useful. Outwardly a highly cultured man with exquisite manners, he had the inner constitution of a bully. In defeat he always hit back harder, because it was simply not in him to...

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