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Daily Archives: November 13, 2009

The Cadaver Method

from Colin Dickey from Lapham’s Quarterly One of the earliest experiments of universal healthcare for the poor could be found in eighteenth-century Vienna. Founded in 1784 by Joseph II, the massive General Hospital provided free health care to thousands of the sick poor well into the nineteenth century. A sprawling complex that at its height admitted tens [...]
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Loans to the Poorest: Where Does the Money Really Go?

by Sue Halpern and Nicholas Kristof from The New York Review of Books Sue Halpern: As you know, the controversy over the way the microfinance website Kiva.org presents its work was the subject of a Times piece early this week—a piece that, in fact, cited you. For those who may not be familiar with the controversy, the [...]
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Speak, Nabokov

by Michael Maar from n+1 Playboy supposedly paid the highest advance in its history for the right to serialize the work. The offer was made sight unseen. One would rather not imagine the long faces when Laura finally lays bare her scant charms. For thirty years there were whispers about Laura. The manuscript that the dying author in [...]
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U.S. Attorney Sought Readership Information from Internet News Site

By Scott Horton from Harper’s CBS News reports that on January 23—days after Barack Obama’s inauguration, but before his designated senior team had taken charge at the Justice Department—federal prosecutors in Indiana issued a subpoena to IndyMedia, a Philadelphia-based Internet news service. In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of [...]
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A conversation with Simon Critchley, Judith Butler and Jacques Rancière

Taken place at the New School in New York. Listen here: [audio http://bedeutung.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/critchley_butler_rancierre.mp3]
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Waking the dead

by Terry Eagleton from the New Statesman The German philosopher Walter Benjamin had the curious notion that we could change the past. For most of us, the past is fixed while the future is open. Benjamin thought that the past could be transformed by what we do in the present. Not literally transformed, of course, since the [...]
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Shlomo Sand and Avi Shlaim in conversation at the Frontline Club

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