Zadie Smith: Dead White Authors and Political Identity
I never felt the need to defend the books I liked. Whatever is the best writing, as far as I can tell or feel, that’s what I’m interested in. More
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DeSantis-backed education purge begins after right-wing school board takeovers in Florida.
"The new playbook of total ideological control is in full swing," says PEN America's @jonfreadom https://www.salon.com/2022/12/01/desantis-backed-education-purge-begins-after-right-wing-school-board-takeovers-in-florida_partner/ #Education #FReadom
A newly released report from @PenUkraine and #PENAmerica documents the Russian Federation's attacks on Ukrainian culture as a weapon of war
Read it here: https://pen.org/report/ukrainian-culture-under-attack/ #UkraineRussianWar #Ukraine
I spoke to @The_NewArab Voice last week about what's next for the international community on #Iran. I talk about how we failed to use leverage to improve human rights, democracy benchmarks, and a positive platform to support democracy in Iran. https://tinyurl.com/y65es9je