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Courage in Captivity
The following post was originally published on the blog Live Alive. It’s a review written by writer and psychiatrist in training Elise Bialylew of our Wednesday night event featuring Ingrid Betancourt in conversation with Peter Mares. Video of the event will be published next week. We encourage submissions of reviews of our events, although we can’t promise publication in every instance.
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Friday Choice Cuts
This week has been a veritable hotbed of controversy. Here’s our wrap.
Amina Arraf, a lesbian Syrian blogger, was abducted by Syrian authorities during the week, prompting howls of protest around the world - at least until it emerged that she may be the figment of someone’s imagination. If that’s the case, it would be a distasteful distraction from the life-and-death struggle many Syrians…
BHL on DSK
After former IMF chief and ex-presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of rape at the beginning of last week, the most public of France’s public intellectuals sprang to his aid. Writing in the Daily Beast, Bernard-Henri Lévy, or BHL as he’s known in France, condemned the presumption of guilt inferred in media coverage of the alleged rape of a hotel maid in New York…
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