Devoted to the Deaf, Did Alexander Graham Bell Do More Harm Than Good?

Katie Booth‘s new biography, “The Invention of Miracles,” argues that the inventor’s view of deafness as a deficit to be cured by oralism has had a long, destructive influence on deaf culture.

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Only 9 Trials in 9 Months: Virus Wreaks Havoc on N.Y.C. Courts

The coronavirus has upended criminal trials in the city, infiltrating courtrooms in ways that threaten both health and justice.

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