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Tagged with “politics” (10)

  1. JUNOT DÍAZ on ON BEING

    “From the bottom will the genius come that makes our ability to live with each other possible. I believe that with all my heart.” These are the words of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz. His hope is fiercely reality-based, a product of centuries lodged in his body of African-Caribbean suffering, survival, and genius.

    —Huffduffed by smokler

  2. The Gist listens to records, and plans Obama’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Listen to Episode 47 of Slate’s The Gist: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab  Is not visiting the U.S.-Mexico border President Obama’s Katrina? Josh King from Polioptics explains how he would best position Obama if (slash when) he does makes a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. Then…

    http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/gist/2014/07/the_gist_listens_to_records_and_plans_obama_s_visit_to_the_u_s_mexico_border.html

    —Huffduffed by smokler

  3. Bill Moyers with The Wire’s David Simon

    Here Bill Moyers sits down with David Simon, executive producer of The Wire, the stunning HBO production. As anyone who has watched the show knows, The Wire is not just a splendid drama. It is, as Simon has once called it, “a political tract masquerading as a cop show.” It takes a penetrating and aesthetically rich look at some of America’s most vexing social issues. And it’s why Moyers says, “What Edward Gibbon was to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, or Charles Dickens to the smokey, mean streets of Victorian London, David Simon is to America today.”

    http://www.openculture.com/2009/04/bill_moyers_with_the_wires_david_simon.html

    —Huffduffed by smokler