Corrie is The Mantle's Managing Editor. You can email her at corrie [at] themantle.net.
Formerly The Mantle's International Affairs Editor, Corrie specializes in matters of civilian protection and human security - specifically the Responsibility to Protect - her writing tackles the complicated intersection of politics and humanity.
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A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil
by Jane Bussman
Nortia Press (2014), 328 pages
In this edition of The Mantle's podcast (available on SoundCloud), Corrie Hulse speaks with Cyber Security and Internet Governance expert Benjamin Dean about the world's ongoing pursuit for Utopia. Speaking specifically about Techno Utopias, the podcast delves into stories of past attempts such as Fordlandia and EPCOT, their impact on society, and what the future may hold as we continue to seek the ideal.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with activist and advocate Betsy Kawamura, founder of the non-profit Women4NonViolence in Peace+Conflict Zones. Ms. Kawamura has spent more than fifteen years working with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, particularly women who have fled the violent regime in North Korea and are now living as refugees around the world. For this article—and for the work Ms.
A lucky few writers, who get so much publicity that they can take it or leave it, have made second careers of trashing the medium and any writer who uses it. This speech is for the rest of us.
(Photo: AP / Ron Edmonds)
I was clear throughout this campaign, and have been clear throughout this transition, that under my administration the United States does not torture. We will abide by the Geneva Conventions. That we will uphold our highest values and ideals...it is important for us to do that not only because that’s who we are, but ultimately will make us safer. - Barack Obama, January 9, 2009