Chicago Humanities Festival: Ian Buruma, Global Thinker
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Ian Buruma is an academic, journalist, and public intellectual, as well as a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. His new collection of essays, "Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War," explores the interactions between art – literature, film, painting – and war, with a particular emphasis on World War II, Germany, and Japan.