Wednesday, May 12, 2021

UAE organizers ‘regret’ philosopher Habermas’ prize refusal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The organizers of a high-priced literary award from the United Arab Emirates expressed regret Monday that prominent German philosopher Juergen Habermas had shunned the prestigious prize over political concerns. The rebuke dealt a blow to the sheikhdom’s attempts to promote the capital as a tolerant, cultural cornerstone.

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