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Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne is a journalist who lives in Washington, D.C. He blogs at Balkans via Bohemia.

A new collection of plays revisits a moment when the narrative power of organized labor was at its zenith. Read more

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Thirteen years after Bosnia's wars, the Dayton Peace Agreement is under attack as outmoded and unsustainable. But is there any better solution on offer? Read more

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Monologist Mike Daisey raises hell about how corporate attitudes broke the American stage -- and why a simple application of government stimulus alone can't fix it. Read more

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After a past denunciation is unearthed from the files, Milan Kundera faces his own trial by media. Is the jury rigged against him? Read more

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Joe McGinniss' classic text on presidential campaign ads is almost 40 years old now. But it still has valuable lessons for candidates and the public alike. Read more

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