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Lawrence Weschler

Lawrence Weschler

Writing for PS since 2001
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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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