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This week I spoke with Pulitzer-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones (pictured above) about why people need to speak out against bans on teaching U.S. history, which we’d likely condemn if they were happening in any other country. Two publishers—Elizabeth Méndez Berry of One World and Lisa Lucas of Pantheon and Schocken—discussed the role of books and cultural criticism in the wider political discourse. Merlyne Jean-Louis shared her legal expertise making sure creative entrepreneurs protect their rights to intellectual property. On Sippin’ the Political Tea, Errin Haines of the 19th and Karen Attiah of the Washington Post discussed the legacy of bell hooks and how she impacted their work.