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New Kings of the World: Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop by Fatima Bhutto “The urge to refashion the narrative of modern culture drives much of the writing in Bhutto's razor-sharp, intriguing introduction to the various pop phenomena emerging from Asia. The huge popularity of Turkish TV across many parts of the world is part of a wider shift of cultural power from western countries to the global south, Bhutto argues in New Kings of the World."—Financial Times more

 

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Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet by David Kaye “"An essential contribution to the discussion of free speech and its online enemies."—Kirkus ★ starred review | "Crucial to understanding the tactics, rhetoric and stakes in one of the most consequential free speech debates in human history."—Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing more

 

Upcoming Event

William Wheeler at the Strand Book Store (in conversation with MSNBC’s David Gura)

William Wheeler at the Strand Book Store (in conversation with MSNBC’s David Gura)

Thursday, January 16, 2020
7:00pm — 8:00pm

The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003

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Upcoming Event

William Wheeler at Politics & Prose (in conversation with Thomas Edsall)

William Wheeler at Politics & Prose (in conversation with Thomas Edsall)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
1:00pm — 2:00pm

Politics and Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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12/2/2019, Miranda Sita

'The Curse of Bigness' with Tim Wu | Part One

'The Curse of Bigness' with Tim Wu | Part One

Host Nicholas Lemann sits down with Columbia University law professor Tim Wu to discuss the politics of Louis Brandeis and Theodore Roosevelt as antitrust has reemerged this year as a major issue in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.      

10/30/2019, Columbia Global Reports

'New Kings of the World' with Fatima Bhutto | Part Two

'New Kings of the World' with Fatima Bhutto | Part Two

Part two of Nick's conversation with acclaimed Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto. Her most recent book, New Kings of the World, examines the new arbiters of mass culture ―India’s Bollywood films, Turkey's soap operas, or dizi, and South Korea's pop music. Published with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

10/14/2019, Miranda Sita

'New Kings of the World' with Fatima Bhutto | Part One

'New Kings of the World' with Fatima Bhutto | Part One

Acclaimed Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto joins the show. Her most recent book, New Kings of the World, examines the new arbiters of mass culture ―India’s Bollywood films, Turkey's soap operas, or dizi, and South Korea's pop music. Published with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.            

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We Want To Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages, and Ransom, Joel Simon "A firm no-concessions policy that relies on meager evidence is inexcusable, he argues, when lives hang in the balance. 'We Want to Negotiate' is a helpful, accessible contribution to a decades-old dilemma." —Ann Toews, The Wall Street Journal more