The New Yorker Festival: Chelsea Manning Talks with Larissa MacFarquhar
Chelsea Manning is an activist and former U.S. Department of Defense analyst. She is an advocate for L.G.B.T. rights, civil liberties, and transparency, and has written for the Guardian and the Times. Manning, who served seven years in military prison, now speaks about collective survival and resistance under oppressive conditions. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama commuted her thirty-five-year sentence.
Larissa MacFarquhar has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1998. Her Profile subjects have included Barack Obama, David Chang, and Aaron Swartz. She is the author of “Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Urge to Help.” Her writing has appeared in the 2004 and 2009 editions of “The Best American Political Writing” and in the 2008 edition of “The Best American Food Writing.”
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