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In the introduction to Can Asians Think?, Kishore Mahbubani expressed his disappointment that the book had not triggered the debate he felt was much needed.
Everything in and of war in war. / Every flight and branch and wing, / A body of war: a woman brushing a boy’s hair— / War—the wild turkey napping in the shade— / War—In what shall we trust? What will resist / Even this declaration of war? Certainly not the houses / Or the crow obliterated against the window.
The massacre at Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 brought urgent questions about censorship, satire, offense, and artistic responsibility to the forefront.
As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation," Molly Crabapple read "I See His Face" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir.
As part of "Guantánamo Diary: An Evening of Reading and Conversation," Eileen Myles read "Great American Sex" from Mohamedou Ould Slahi's memoir.