Paul Berman

Paul Berman

Paul Berman is the author of, among other books, Power and the Idealists and The Flight of the Intellectuals. His most recent essays have appeared in the journal Liberties.

Roya Hakakian and How to Speak About What No One Wants to Hear

Roya Hakakian and How to Speak About What No One Wants to Hear

I. Roya Hakakian is an American writer from Iran who commands a distinctive ability to speak about large and horrific events in a chipper tone that appears to underplay the horrific quality and, by apparently underplaying, ends up subtly underlining. It is an artful tone. It is cagey, charming, disarming,

Paul Berman
Paul Berman
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Politics