Katha Pollitt, a columnist for THE NATION, speaks with fellow journalist and writer Anna Quindlen about personal and political writing. The forum was held at The CUNY Graduate Center for Humanities.
Do environmentalists utilize a politics of fear? Do progressive politics appeal to hopes and desires, or to nightmares? n+1 contributors Meghan Falvey, Alex Gourevitch, Mark Greif and Chad Harbach debate, as Benjamin Kunkel (co-founder of n+1) moderates. This event was presented by the New York Public Library, with n+1, a political and literary journal.
Individuals can affect the urban planning process by protest and resistance, or by working within the system. This forum begins with the proposition that Jane Jacobs was not beholden to any particular strategy for creating change in urban planning. Discussing different ways to help individuals make their voices heard were Marshall Brown of Atlantic Yards [...]
How does Harlem function as a cultural capital? Bill T. Jones moderates the first of the Breaking Ground series, Harlem community dialogues. Bill T. Jones is the co-founder and artistic director of the Arnie Zane Dance Company. Participants of the discussion include Kamilah Forbes, actor/producer; Dr. Michael Lomax, United Negro College Fund President; Bill Perkins, [...]
Known for his empathy, humor and hope, Jonathan Schell is The Nation’s peace and disarmament correspondent. His latest book, The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger, will be published in November. The book examines threats posed to the world by nuclear power and continuing arms development. Mr. Schell will share excerpts from the [...]
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was appointed Foreign Minister of Afghanistan following the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, and he maintained the position until March 2006. In this interview with Nermeen Shaikh, he discusses the failures of the war on terrorism, the current situation in Afghanistan, and the role of Pakistan in contributing to the worsening [...]