The U.S. won't be releasing pictures of Osama bin Laden's body. Plus, second thoughts on the memory industry; the formation of a Palestinian Unity government and the role of Israel and Egypt; the concept of loyalty; and poet Tara Betts.
Lawrence Weschler, director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, Ian Buruma, frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard, and Kanan Makiya, professor of Middle East studies at Brandeis University, take a critical look at our urge to commemorate. All three will participate in the all-day symposium "Second Thoughts on the Memory Industry" Saturday, May 7th at NYU.
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