Priyamvada Gopal

Priyamvada Gopal teaches in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge
 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:30am
The Texas Shooting Should Not Distort Our View of Free Speech
The gun attack in Dallas, Texas, at a contest to draw cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, evokes memories of the January shootings at the Paris office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo . Two gunmen were killed and a security guard injured at the Muhammad Art Exhibit, organised this weekend by...
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 11:47am
The Emancipation Proclamation and the Politics of Self-Liberation
On a cold bright New Year's Day 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln finally signed the document which underlies his controversial reputation as "the Great Emancipator".
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Monday, August 29, 2011 - 2:08pm
Hurricane Irene Could Never Take from Americans What the Banks Already Have
It's a disaster. I am in small-town Massachusetts, listening to tropical storm Irene chattering on the loft windows, there's no milk for tea, and it's my fault. For the last 48 hours frantically excited radio and television anchors have spared no effort in producing high-level panic on an interminable loop. Even the generally measured tones of National Public Radio turned breathless with dystopian anticipation.
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