Doing justice to Mandela’s legacy

December 19, 2013 nyupressblog 2

—Robert N. Kraft A remarkable set of events occurred in South Africa in the final half decade of the 20th century – events that are now mostly forgotten. In the outpouring of tributes to Nelson

Mandela was not a Hallmark card

December 9, 2013 nyupressblog 1

—Alan Wieder Long-time South African educator and President of the New Unity Movement, R. O. Dudley had a quote that he used when speaking of various iconic South African struggle leaders: He “had arms, not wings.”  It

Podcast: Josh Lambert on Jews and obscenity in America

December 3, 2013 nyupressblog 0

In Unclean Lips: Obscenity, Jews, and American Culture, Josh Lambert navigates us through American Jews’ participation in the production, distribution, and defense of sexually explicit literature, plays and comedy. From Theodore Dreiser and Henry Miller to Curb Your Enthusiasm and FCC