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Ayaan Hirsi Ali

One of the most interesting speakers to appear at Harvard this year arrives on campus for a talk tonight. Travis Kavulla describes Ayaan Hirsi Ali:

She’s a Dutch parliamentarian, a Somali-born former refugee who escaped before she could be given into an arranged marriage. In Holland, she’s been living in protective custody ever since the director Theo van Gogh, with whom she made a movie about women’s rights in immigrant communities, was publicly stabbed to death last year. (On the note left pinned to van Gogh’s corpse, she was identified as the next target.)

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John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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