• Willi Munzenberg and Double Lives by Stephen Koch
    The Innocents’ Club

    Israel Centeno reviews Double Lives by Stephen Koch, which looks back at Willi Müzenberg and the Innocents’ Clubs of the early 20th century. Such groups of naïve left intellectual sympathizers of “good despots”, Centeno argues, still abound today.

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  • Egyptian Revolution
    Revolution Egypt

    Egyptian writer Hamdy El-Gazzar introduces From Egypt, a new Sampsonia Way column with which the author will attempt to draw a cultural map of Egypt and the Arab world by profiling the artistic, literary, and political issues that affect the region.

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  • Camila Vallejo
    Desperately Seeking Camila

    This was not the Cuban remake of A Star is Born. This was the visit of the Chilean communist student leader Camila Vallejo to the Island at the beginning of April. She is “the world’s most glamorous revolutionary,” according to the New York Times.

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  • Video: A Conversation with Amiri Baraka

    Sala Udin sits down with poet and activist Amiri Baraka to discuss politics, the future of black art, and the consequences of making political art in America. Their lively conversation is sprinkled with personal memories, sharp political commentary and humor.

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