Syria: Is There a Solution?
The New York Review of Books | Published: 11/07/13
To many Americans, Iraq now seems little more than a bad dream, best left unmentioned. Still, as the debate in the United States has turned to “the Syria dilemma” next door—and, more recently, to the US’s obligation to “stand up…for the interests of all” by enforcing President Obama’s declared “red line” against the use of chemical weapons there—the shadow of Iraq falls darkly over the landscape.
In Conversation: Robert Silvers
New York | Published: 04/07/13
As the New York Review of Books turns 50, its founding editor speaks with Review contributor Mark Danner about the poetry of Twitter, hiding the Pentagon Papers, and how his journal of ideas emerged from the flood of "little magazines" as possibly the unlikeliest success story in publishing.To read a New York Times piece by Janny Scott about Robert Silvers' legacy -- and Danner's relationship with Silvers -- click here.
The Politics of Fear
The New York Review of Books | Published: 11/22/12
Amid the clamorous controversies of this election campaign, what strikes one here on the West Bank of the Jordan is the silences.
The Best American Magazine Writing 2012
Columbia Journalism Review | Published: 01/13/13
Q&A with Errol Morris: The Unknown Known
Mark Danner speaks with Errol Morris after the screening of his film, The Unknown Known, at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. The film explores the years that Donald Rumsfeld influenced American policy, from the Vietnam War to the Iraq War.
A Tribute to Mohammad Rasoulof
Mark Danner leads a tribute to Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. Rasoulof's films present a bold critique, often at his own risk, of Iran's systematic oppression of individuals. Listen to Danner's introduction to Rasoulof's work and watch a video of the Q&A following the screening. Translation by Mishana Hosseinioun.