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Lauded Writer Given Parole

The state has granted parole to a woman who won a $25,000 writing award with the help of best-selling author Wally Lamb. More

Iran Inanity

Orwellian bureaucratic rules meant to impose sanctions on undemocratic or unfriendly regimes should not be used to silence democrats who oppose those regimes. Yet that is what the Bush… More

At the Library

This week I read an article about Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian human rights activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. Ebadi has been prohibited from publishing… More

Bound But Gagged

When I received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, Iranians and Muslims around the world hoped that the prevailing and unfair image of Muslims as terrorists would be discarded.… More

Illegal Trafficking

Most American scholars remain blissfully ignorant of the risks of international collaboration. Yet simply publishing in the United States an article co-written by a colleague from Cuba, Iran, or… More

Nobel Laureate sues U.S.

When Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, President Bush congratulated the Iranian lawyer and children's advocate for "her lifetime championing human rights and democracy." More

Right to Publish

A group of American publishers is in federal court, suing an office in the U.S. Treasury Department for what would seem to be their most basic of rights: The… More

Curb the Thought

The Treasury Department's bone-headed decision not to allow U.S. publishers to edit the works of writers from trade sanctioned countries has ended up in court. One trusts the Constitution,… More

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