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Norman Manea

Norman Manea

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Norman Manea is Professor Emeritus of European Studies and Culture and Writer in Residence at Bard College.

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  1. Truth for Our Time
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    Truth for Our Time

    Aug 25, 2017 Norman Manea reviews Blameless, Italian author Claudio Magris’s novel about truth and hatred, past and present.

  2. Romania’s Underdog of Hope
    Romania Presidential Election Klaus Iohannis Gabriel Petrescu/ZumaPress

    Romania’s Underdog of Hope

    Nov 24, 2014 Norman Manea celebrates the victory of Klaus Werner Iohannis in Romania's presidential election.

  3. Against Simplification
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    Against Simplification

    Aug 15, 2011 Norman Manea

  4. Revolutionary Shadows
    7125f60346f86f380e71e61e_dr2954a.jpg Dean Rohrer

    Revolutionary Shadows

    Mar 9, 2011 Norman Manea

  5. From Kafka to Gorbachev
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    From Kafka to Gorbachev

    Nov 23, 2009 Norman Manea

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews

    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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