Having their final hearings in İstanbul and Kocaeli, four more academics have been acquitted in the wake of a verdict of “right violation” by the Constitutional Court. Academics for Peace have been acquitted by 17 courts across Turkey so far.
The great Hungarian Jewish author and political dissident György Konrád died Sept. 13 in Budapest, aged 86. Konrad was born in the eastern city of Debrecen, but grew up in the small town of Berettyoujfalu. He and his immediate family
Open access // by Eric Alterman (Le Monde diplomatique - English edition, September 2019)
Todd GitlinImportant piece by @EricAlterman on Netanyahu's membership in the Illiberal International. "The Brazilians honored the Israeli in a weirdly appropriate fashion, by lighting up its famous Christ the Redeemer statue in blue & white, like the Israeli flag."
Known internationally for books like “The Case Worker,” he was an advocate of individual liberty and played a prominent role after Communist rule ended.
Todd Gitlin2/ it would prove the height of impotence, and also because he wanted to write. Once, in the last '80s or early '90s, I was walking around the UCSD campus with him in the bright lunchtime sun. He paused & asked in all innocence, "Is anyone unhappy here?"