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"America has been foreclosed upon" - Ariel Dorfman
The people protesting at OWS and around the nation are exiles in their own land. They've had their home
country taken away from them. They ought to call it "reoccupy" America.
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The acclaimed Chilean novelist, playwright and human rights activist shares a fascinating passage from his new memoir Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile.

Internationally acclaimed for his writing, Ariel Dorfman has seen his work translated into more than 40 languages and performed in more than 100 countries. The human rights activist's work often reflects the trials of exile, including his latest, Feeding on Dreamssomething with which he's familiar. After moving to the U.S. shortly after his birth in Argentina, Dorfman's family settled in Chile, but was forced into exile following a military coup. He attended and later was a professor at the University of Chile and, since '85, has taught at Duke University.

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A truly wonderful and profound conversation on so many levels. Love his discussion on the soul searching his experiences with brutal governments and exile brought, about his rage and how, when fighting immorality guarding against becoming the very thing you are fighting against. A sage perspective of a long life's journey and coming out the other side.

Watch the show here:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/novelist... /

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