The Spy Who Funded Me: Revisiting the Congress for Cultural Freedom

(The most notorious was “America! There, magazines like Mundo Nuevo (published in Paris for Latin America), Ḥiwār (Beirut, Lebanon), Black Orpheus (Nigeria), and Transition (Uganda) all tapped into important local currents and supported truly enduring works of fiction and poetry. The aims of these magazines were only partially linked to those of the CCF or

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Marianne, Under Siege

Sarkozy’s presidential term was fixated on a question of national identity, creating “a confrontation between ‘us’ and ‘them’ and legitimized the propagation of particularist identities.” François Hollande benefited from this backlash against Sarkozy’s policies in the 2012 election, winning with significant help from the “Muslim vote” as banlieue voters came out in droves to elect

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The Graphic Spinoza

In his treatise Ethics   (written in the 1660s), he rejected the providential God of Judaism and Christianity as a figment of the imagination. One overwrought critic called it “a book forged in hell […] by the devil himself.” Heretics! In his Theological-Political Treatise (published anonymously in 1670), Spinoza claims that miracles are impossible, that

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New 100,000-dirham Prize for Best Arabic Children’s Book App

The new category aims to be at the cutting edge of Arabic digital publishing, showcasing creative approaches to design, technology integration and e-reading experiences. Last year, Excuse Me, Give Me Away,   by Nabiha Mheidli, won the Children’s Book of the Year, while Shouts   Behind Doors,   by Rania Hussien Amin, won Young Adult

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