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Five Minutes with Peter Sahlins on 1668: The Year of the Animal in France

Five Minutes with Peter Sahlins on 1668: The Year of the Animal in France

Your book is about the importance of animals - in life, in art, and in philosophy - in late-17th century. You describe 1668 as “the year of the animal,” but this year is really in the middle of a decade during which the culture was rapidly and radically shifting. Can you talk about the importance of this year, and why you chose it as representative for the period of time you cover in the book?

Five Minutes with Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts

Five Minutes with Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts

Navigating cross-cultural communication can be difficult and confusing. In their new book, Getting Through, authors Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts reflect on some of the challenges they've encountered, whether communicating face-to-face or via digital devices.