Posts Tagged: george packer

Notable NYC: 7/7–7/13

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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Notable NYC: 6/23–6/29

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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Ideas Perish

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In the past few weeks, two bloggers have been murdered in Bangladesh for writing critically about Islam. Reflecting on the deaths of Washiqur Rahman and Avijit Roy, George Packer argues in favor of intellectual freedom: The problem with free speech is that it’s hard, and self-censorship is the path of least resistance. But, once you […]

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The Real Crisis

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Along with the other onslaught of reactions to The New Republic’s mass resignation, George Packer offers his own response at the New Yorker, suggesting that the “collapse” (along with the recent Rolling Stone debacle) shows a “crisis” in journalism: The crisis in journalism is a business crisis, and it’s been going on for twenty years; […]

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Amazon.com vs. The Universe?

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In The New Yorker this week, George Packer covers what sounds like a battle between serf states but is actually the heated war between Amazon, Apple and the Big 6 publishers. He gives us the low-down on Amazon’s tumultuous foray into online publishing and their monopoly on the ebook industry. This isn’t the first time […]

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