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Lawrence Weschler

Lawrence Weschler

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Lawrence Weschler, director emeritus of the New York Institute of the Humanities at NYU, is the author of over twenty books, including The Passion of PolandA Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with TorturersCalamities of Exile, and a forthcoming biographical memoir of neurologist Oliver Sacks.

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  1. Who Owns History?
    Henry Taylor, "The Times Thay Aint a Changing Fast Enough!" and Dana Schutz, "Open Casket" Left: Henry Taylor, “The Times Thay Aint a Changing Fast Enough!” (2016); Right: Dana Schutz, “Open Casket” (2017); courtesy of the Whitney Museum

    Who Owns History?

    Apr 21, 2017 Lawrence Weschler takes sides in the incendiary debate that erupted at this year’s Whitney Biennial over a white artist’s depiction of the murdered teenager Emmett Till.

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  1. Internet policy Busakorn Pongparnit/Getty Images

    Big Tech’s Big Test

    By forcing much of the world to go online, the COVID-19 crisis has rapidly broadened the global technology debate beyond questions of surveillance and privacy. The digital policies that governments adopt today will increasingly shape how we work, learn, and entertain ourselves – and how we manage future crises.

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