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January 16, 2017
by Dan
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Obama and Books

The New York Times has published a transcript of Michiko Kakutani’s recent conversation with US President Barak Obama about books: Some of the craft of writing a good speech is identical to any other good writing: Is that word necessary? Is it … Continue reading

October 3, 2011
by Dan
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Stéphane Hessel | The Current

Ninety-Four year-old resistance fighter, concentration camp survivor and former UN speechwriter Stéphane Hessel talks to Anna Maria Tremonti about human rights and his bestselling book Time for Outrage! on CBC Radio’s The Current: CBC RADIO THE CURRENT: Resistance Fighter Stephane … Continue reading

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