Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman is a Chilean-American writer. His books have been published in over 40 languages and his plays staged in more than one hundred countries. He is the author of Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). His website, including a message to his readers, can be viewed by clicking here

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Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 3:15pm
Now, America, You Know How Chileans Felt
DURHAM, N.C. — It is familiar, the outrage and alarm that many Americans are feeling at reports that Russia, according to a secret intelligence assessment, interfered in the United States election to help Donald J. Trump become president. I have been through this before, overwhelmed by a similar...
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:15am
How to Forgive Your Torturer
What a way to celebrate Torture Awareness Month! According to an Amnesty International Poll released in May, 45% of Americans believe that torture is “sometimes necessary and acceptable” in order to “gain information that may protect the public.” Twenty-nine percent of Britons “strongly or somewhat...
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 12:57pm
A Time for Creative Suffering: Martin Luther King’s Words in a Surveillance World
So much has changed since that hot day in August 1963 when Martin Luther King delivered his famous words from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. A black family lives in the White House and official segregation is a thing of the past.
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Monday, October 10, 2011 - 7:45am
Salvador Allende Has Words for Barack Obama from the Other Side of Death
For the last decade, I have been haunted by voices from the other side of death. In this way, back in 2003 I transcribed the words of Pablo Picasso after a tapestry version of his famed painting Guernica at the entrance to the Security Council was covered over at the U.N.
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