Friday, February 10, 2017

Speaking truth to power

All artists are called to be vigilant in these unprecedented times. Azar Nafasi, from Iran but living now in the US and author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, delivers a blistering speech about the emerging Imperial Presidency at the AWP this week. And an Imperial Presidency is emerging with news that Jared Kushner is becoming a de facto Secretary of State and dealing with foreign governments directly on behalf of Trump. While it's good he's a Democrat, I can't condone this because he has not been appointed by the Congress and it is utterly against the traditions and laws of the US. You can read about it here.

1 comment:

Lois Letchford said...

I've just started listening to Azar Nafasi, Republic of the imagination. The first hour of the CD is her introduction. Quite amazing listening and I will watch her speech. Thanks Damain.