Jun 12, 2019
The agency’s executive director, Brian Newby, who famously refused to allow E.A.C. communications personnel to use the Associated Press style manual because it was too “liberal,” was accused, by members of his staff, of preventing them from attending cybersecurity meetings.↩︎ The New Yorker
Camp ToB 2019
Week 11: Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Five books down, one big, gory, complicated, shock-inducing book to go. This week, we discuss the first half of Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf.
A poem about freedom.
From "Freedom" by Nabanita Kanungo, in the latest issue of Poetry.
It would try to lisp a dumbness sometimes—
the language of welts rising slowly on the panes,
a cracked blur of riot-torn air,
confused which year it was.
The last time it made a sound was when
it crinkled on its way into a bin,
a great plot of justice. I wasn’t born, then;
my father was.
It must have been whole once,
for you could still conceive it like a dream,
a gloriously illegitimate thing, though;
until a country was torn out of its heart one day
and you saw its impaled ghost in the moon.