Translation and Foreign Asset Control
May 15, 2005 Sunday 2PM CT
Since the mid-1980s, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, a division of the Treasury Department, has deemed it a crime to translate and publish works from nations against which the United States has a trade embargo. The Bush Administration has cracked down on enforcement of the law, which affects publications from nations including Iran, North Korea, Libya, and the Sudan. This hour on Here on Earth, join Jean Feraca and her guest for a discussion of the prohibition of intellectual trade.
- Esther Allen, chairwoman of the PEN Translation Committee and assistant professor of modern languages at Seton Hall University.
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