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In memoriam: Freedom fighter Alisar Iram

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: World in View column The work of Syrian poet Alisar Iram, who died in July, made a vital contribution to my understanding of the meaning of Syria’s Revolution, seeing it as she did against … Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron’s life

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Gil Scott-Heron’s life When Gil Scott-Heron passed on May 27, we lost one of the great artists of our time. As the “Winter In America” of which he sang stretches on, … Continue reading

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