My brilliant sister Laura Dickinson, who is and always will be smarter than me and is writing a book called The Death of the State? The Promise and Perils of Outsourcing War and Peace, was just on the BBC program “The World” to talk about prosecuting security contractors. Here she is on WBUR’s “Here and Now,” on the same topic. Also, revisit David Remnick’s Comment, from 2006, on Al Gore and An Inconvenient Truth.
Hello! I’m Emily Gordon, an editor, critic, copywriter, and internet lover since 1992. Emdashes, born in 2004, spent its formative years as a New Yorker fan blog. (The project garnered some nice compliments and press.) It’s now a collection of conversations—generally civilized—about punctuation, magazines, movies, design, and other things that stir me.
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