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The Price China Has Paid: An Interview with Liu Binyan

Liu Binyan is a sixty-two-year-old writer and journalist who is regarded as the preeminent intellectual advocating reform in China today. During the mid-1950s and again throughout the post-Mao period, he has strongly criticized Communist party officials for abusing their power and suppressing people’s rights. In the 1950s Liu wrote stories …

An Interview with Czeslaw Milosz

The following interview with Czeslaw Milosz took place in Berkeley, California, in August 1985. The East NATHAN GARDELS: Your poems are very popular today in Poland. Why is poetry so important there? CZESLAW MILOSZ: At moments of cataclysm and upheaval, poetry becomes popular as the expression of the people’s hope, …