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Omnivore

Liberalism and the challenge

Hun Chung (Waseda): The Impossibility of Liberal Rights in a Diverse World. Inder S Marwah (McMaster): Liberalism, Diversity and Domination: Kant, Mill and the Government of Difference. Eno Trimcev (Greifswald): Is Freedom Worth the Risk? Liberalism and the challenge of Dostoyevsky. Koshka Duff (Nottingham): The Criminal is Political: Policing Politics in Real Existing Liberalism. Terence Rajivan Edward (Manchester): Is the Debate between Rawlsians and Liberal Perfectionists about Aesthetics?


Paper Trail

Anna Burns’s Milkman has won the 2018 Man Booker Prize, making Burns the first Northern Irish author to win. “None of us has ever read anything like this before,” said judging chair Kwame Anthony Appiah. “Anna Burns’ utterly distinctive voice challenges conventional thinking and form in surprising and immersive prose. It is a story of

Syllabi

The Roots of the Alt-right

Mike WendlingDuring the last presidential election cycle, you may have read reports describing the alt-right—a loosely organized group of anti-PC, anti-feminist, race-obsessed online warriors—as a strange, newly

Daily Review

Declaration of Independence

Like democracy (and reading), documentary filmmaking involves the art of listening. Whenever I begin working on a new project, I have to relearn how to actually hear what the person in front of me is saying.

Interviews

Deborah Eisenberg

Over the span of thirty-two years, Deborah Eisenberg has produced five short-fiction collections, each more emotionally thoughtful and rigorous than the last. Like her past work, Eisenberg’s newest collection, Your Duck Is My Duck, requires not just a reader’s utmost attention, but also a willingness to be vulnerable and receptive. Rather than concern themselves with plot in an obvious way, the stories tend to chase abstract questions and explore how time impacts those pursuits.

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Bookforum: "Bleeding Hearts"

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Extralife

Jessica Hopper

Saturday was the Hold Steady video. It is a good thing not all one hundred people showed up because we had room for about thirty-three total. People later said they did not show because filming video is waiting around for twenty hours to act fake-excited in one-minute spurts.

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