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Banned Books Week: Putting censorship on the map

Free speech advocates look to connect book banning to political trends, like the Tea Party.


Wieseltier on the mosque

The New Republic literary editor delivers a clarion defense for the Cordoba House.


  Need to Know, August 27, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Polluted water in Wyoming. The fifth anniversary of Katrina. And the connection between Glenn Beck and the Ground Zero mosque.


  Glenn Beck and the Ground Zero mosque

Glenn Beck has said his rally at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend has “nothing to do” with the Ground Zero mosque controversy. But as Alison Stewart points out, the two may in fact have something in common.


Finally, an official plan for the World Trade Center site

The government agency that owns the site of the 9/11 attacks has finally formalized a deal with the real estate tycoon who plans to builds two new towers there.


  Lower Manhattan: Birthplace of religious freedom

Jon Meacham travels to lower Manhattan to explore the history of religious freedom there, in light of the controversy over a proposed Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero.


Obama forcefully defends plan to build mosque near Ground Zero

President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.

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