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Ariel Dorfman

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Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman’s latest book is Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile. He lives with his wife, Angélica, in Durham, North Carolina, and, from time to time, in Chile. 

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The presidential runoff between Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei presents an opportunity to overcome Pinochet's twisted legacy.

My country can perhaps offer Egyptians a strategy whereby a fearful and divided populace can rid itself of an oppressive regime.

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 

Returning to Chile decades after Allende’s death, I was no longer a soldier of the revolution. What changed?

As the 2012 election draws closer, what can Obama learn from the many battles of Chile's most famous president?

Chile and the United States offer contrasting models of how to react to a collective trauma.

In his new memoir the South African leader struggles to overcome his image as a saint.

Chile was a democracy, yet tyranny triumphed--in the name of fighting
terror.

My hope: empathy, compassion, the capacity to imagine that you are not unique