PUBLIC SEMINAR
In the spirit of The New School for Social Research, informing debate about the pressing issues of our times
EssaysFeatureSex & Gender

Why Aren’t More Women’s Texts Translated into English?

A lack of attention from male translators, publishers and critics keeps literary fiction by women barely visible in English.

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Pulwama and the Battle of Optics

Political opportunism in the escalating standoff between India and Pakistan

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Finding Franco’s Victims

Felipa Peinado, 89, is still searching for her murdered family

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The East in You Never Leaves

We self-censored. We followed the rules. We complied.

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FeatureReviews

The All Too Human Behavioral Geneticists

A review of Aaron Panofsky’s Misbehaving Science: Controversy and the Development of Behavior Genetics

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A Homage to the Victims of Germany’s Neo-Nazis

Author Esther Dischereit laments the deaths of Turkish immigrants murdered by a German terrorist cell 

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Public Seminar ReviewVolume 1, Issue 2
Second Semester/Summer 2014

The second semester of the Public Seminar is over, and the papers are now in, presented in this our second issue. Here you find short and long essays, supplemented by visual presentations around five major themes: Capitalism and its Alternatives, Democracy and its Enemies, Identities, the Arts and Literature, and Media, Memory and Miscellaneous. Note, though, that the pieces in fact address each other between and among these categories, as they consider “fundamental problems of the human condition and pressing problems of the day, using the broad resources of social research,” staying true to the mission statement of Public Seminar, and to the scholarly and public project of our academic home, The New School for Social Research. -Jeffrey Goldfarb

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