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ARIEL DORFMAN on the Vietnam War and how Hollywood reframes U.S. imperialism, at Democracy Now

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Extended interview with the writers Viet Thanh Nguyen and Ariel Dorfman, who have both contributed essays to the new collection, “The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives.” Nguyen won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel “The Sympathizer.” Dorfman has been described as one of the greatest Latin American novelists. His latest novel is “Darwin’s Ghosts.

Watch the full interview here.

Pedro Páramo is a cautionary tale, one that should resonate in our own era of brutal strongmen and rapacious billionaires”: ARIEL DORFMAN on why reading Juan Rulfo matters today

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

According to the wishful fantasies in Rulfo’s imagination, all the power and wealth that the predators of his day have accumulated cannot save them from the plagues of loneliness and sorrow. Many Latin American authors later emulated Rulfo’s vision of the domineering macho figure who terrorizes and corrupts nations. Faced with the seeming impossibility of changing the destiny of their unfortunate countries, writers at least could vicariously punish the tormentors of their people in what became known as “novels of the dictator.”

Read the full review at The New York Review of Books.

A Lesson on Immigration from Pablo Neruda: ARIEL DORFMAN in the New York Times

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Chile, like numerous other countries, has been debating whether to welcome migrants — mostly from Haiti, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela — or to keep them out. Although only half a million immigrants live in this nation of 17.7 million, right-wing politicians have stoked anti-immigrant sentiment, opposed the increased rates of immigration in the past decade and directed bile especially against Haitian immigrants.

Immigration was a major issue in elections here in November and December. The winner was Sebastián Piñera, a 68-year-old center-right billionaire who was president from 2010 to 2014 and will take over in March. Mr. Piñera blamed immigrants for delinquency, drug trafficking and organized crime. He benefited from the support of José Antonio Kast, a far-right politician who has been campaigning to build physical barriers along the borders with Peru and Bolivia to stop immigrants.

Read the full piece at the New York Times.

ARIEL DORFMAN at LitHub with an excerpt from HOMELAND SECURITY ATE MY SPEECH on the monster that is Donald Trump.

Friday, December 15th, 2017

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At Counterpunch—leaked footage of ARIEL DORFMAN being interrogated by Homeland Security agents about his new book.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

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“Anyone familiar with his work,” says Huffington Post on ARIEL DORFMAN, “will probably want to read his most recent book, and trace the bumpy intellectual journey he has made in the age of Donald Trump.”

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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New York Journal of Books calls HOMELAND SECURITY ATE MY SPEECH “personal, intellectual, devastating, and at times bitingly funny.”

Monday, December 11th, 2017

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“Walden on the Rocks.” ARIEL DORFMAN‘s latest in the New York Review of Books

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

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“Neruda, Pinochet and Rumors of Murder.” ARIEL DORFMAN in the New York Times

Monday, October 30th, 2017

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“Children and Fear in Trump’s America.” ARIEL DORFMAN in the New York Times

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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“Trump’s War on Knowledge.” ARIEL DORFMAN in the New York Review of Books

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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“Nuclear Apocalypse Now?” ARIEL DORFMAN in the New York Review of Books

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

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“A Tale of Two Donalds.” ARIEL DORFMAN in TomDispatch

Friday, September 15th, 2017

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“Remembering the Disappeared.” ARIEL DORFMAN in The New York Times

Monday, September 11th, 2017

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“Donald Trump’s Total Eclipse.” ARIEL DORFMAN at Counterpunch

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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“The ginkgos, Mr. Takahashi said, expressed better than anything he could say through an interpreter the endurance of hope, the need for peace and reconciliation.” ARIEL DORFMAN in The New York Times

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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Shakespeare’s Torture Test—ARIEL DORFMAN in The New York Times

Monday, July 31st, 2017

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