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William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut about the importance of PEN

In this December 2, 1985 episode of Firing Line, William F. Buckley talked with authors Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut about the importance of PEN in speaking out for writers imperiled in authoritarian governments in the Soviet Union, the Philippines, … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens and William F. Buckley Debate the Legacy of the 1960s

Our democratic republic is based on the idea that people of differing views can debate the issues, compromise when the debate reaches an impasse, and find common ground to reach some consensus. No group or ideology has a monopoly on … Continue reading

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I know I have posted this video before, but in this time of rising authoritarianism around the world, it’s important to keep speaking out for democratic values. Progressives can’t be the only ones speaking out for democracy. Though I disagree … Continue reading

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Former White Supremacists Helping People Leave Hate Groups

One of the greatest worries that I have in the past 2 years is the rising incidents of racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia and the anti-immigrant harassment around the country. The Southern Poverty Law Center has recently reported that the number … Continue reading

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