Condemning all debate with Bannon amounts to giving up on politics | Kenan Malik

Challenging in public those whose views we find odious can help change others’ mindsTwo memes have become central to much contemporary political debate. The first is that we need to break out of our echo chambers. The second is that we should not provide space for hatemongers. Increasingly, the two have come to collide.One such collision came in the controversy over Steve Bannon’s (non) appearance at the New Yorker festival. Bannon, a key figure on the “alt-right”, was invited to the festival to be interrogated by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, only to be disinvited when a number of speakers threatened to pull out in protest. To host Bannon at a literary festival, critics argued, was to afford a white supremacist a platform and to provide him with legitimacy. Related: Steve Bannon dropped from New Yorker festival after invite sparks anger Related: The New Yorker has dropped Steve Bannon from its festival – and played right into his hands | Arwa Mahdawi Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Condemning all debate with Bannon amounts to giving up on politics | Kenan Malik

Challenging in public those whose views we find odious can help change others’ mindsTwo memes have become central to much contemporary political debate. The first is that we need to break out of our echo chambers. The second is that we should not provide space for hatemongers. Increasingly, the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-09-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Don Winslow is giving up novels for politics. His latest book is a gem.

Don Winslow’s gritty book, set in Rhode Island, is a welcome entry to the American-mob canon Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Coalition Condemns Political Attacks Against Books in Schools

The National Coalition Against Censorship has issued a statement signed by more than 600 signatories condemning the political efforts to remove books from schools as acts of censorship that threaten the education of children while putting the safety of librarians, teachers, school administrators... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A national debate over politics, principles and impeachment — in 1868

Brenda Wineapple outlines the questions surrounding the proceedings against Andrew Johnson. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-05-24 13:22:51 UTC ]
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We’re now confusing diversity and equality. Which is our priority? | Kenan Malik

Neither Lionel Shriver nor Penguin seem to understand the nature of their argumentWhat do we mean by diversity? And why is it good – or not?For all the myriad debates about diversity today, such questions are rarely addressed in any depth. The latest hoo-ha was generated by a Lionel Shriver... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Political Book in a Political World

Peter Osnos, journalist turned publisher, explains how policy, planks, and platforms become books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Orwell Prize longlists for Political Writing and Political Fiction announced

Bernardine Evaristo, Amelia Gentleman and Kate Clanchy are among the longlisted authors for this year's Orwell Prize for Political Writing and Orwell Prize for Political Fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jeffrey Boakye | 'I feel like the debate is opening, but it’s not always a safe debate'

Schoolteacher and writer Jeffrey Boakye’s second book is a charismatic and entertaining attempt "to explore the central nervous system of racial semiotics". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Gives Publishers New Tools, Hopes They’ll Use Them to Give Facebook More Stuff

Facebook has been courting content companies for years because it wants content companies to bring more of their content to Facebook. Here’s a new example: A set of tools that will make it easier for publishers to share their stuff ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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'A Threat to Politics is a Threat to Life': PW talks with Steven Millies

With the November elections drawing near, PW talks with the director of The Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union, who describes himself as a political scientist, a theologian, and a public intellectual about his latest book 'A Consistent Ethic of Life: Navigating Catholic Engagement... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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This Kindle Unlimited early Prime Day deal gives you a free three-month subscription

It's July, and that means Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner. We're seeing a lot of early Prime Day deals ahead of July 16, and the latest offer coming from within Amazon's umbrella is for the readers out there. Prime members can now lock in three months of a free Kindle Unlimited... Continue reading at Engadget

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Fall 2024 Preview: Politics & Current Events

America’s rightward drift, reproductive healthcare in a post-Roe world, and players behind the January 6 Capitol attack feature in this fall’s noteworthy titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fall 2024 Preview: Politics & Current Events

America’s rightward drift, reproductive healthcare in a post-Roe world, and players behind the January 6 Capitol attack feature in this fall’s noteworthy titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fall 2024 Preview: Politics & Current Events

America’s rightward drift, reproductive healthcare in a post-Roe world, and players behind the January 6 Capitol attack feature in this fall’s noteworthy titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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This Times Square breastfeeding ad for lactation cookies was taken down, sparking a social media debate

The campaign, featuring pregnant and near-nude celebrity cookbook author Molly Baz, was deemed indecent by a billboard company ahead of Mother’s Day. In case you missed it, last week, Times Square was the home of a 45-foot billboard featuring an image of pregnant celebrity cookbook author Molly... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Luis Miranda Jr. reflects on giving, the arts and his son Lin-Manuel in the new memoir 'Relentless'

Long before his son Lin-Manuel's Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton” brought his family international recognition and unexpected fortune, Luis A Continue reading at ABC News

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On Politics: Eric Adams' library cuts would sever a vital lifeline

One of the great embarrassments of New York, the richest city in America, is how money can’t be found to keep public libraries open every single day.It is, truly, a matter of priorities. Other far-reaching, progressive policy proposals can come with enormous upfront costs — municipal or... Continue reading at Crains New York

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