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    For the Thomas Mann House series "55 Voices for Democracy," Michael Zürn puts the concept of "liberal" democratic ideals under the microscope.

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    Nathan Scott McNamara talks with debut novelist and musician Tice Cin about her recent novel "Keeping the House."

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    Colin Marshall looks back on an earlier era of Korean TV dramas, before the glitz of contemporary K-Drama.