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About Andrei Codrescu

Andrei Codrescu is a poet, novelist and essayist who teaches English at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He edits the online literary magazine Exquisite Corpse and delivers regular commentaries on National Public Radio. Among his books are The Hole in the Flag: A Romanian Exile’s Story of Return and Revolution (1991) and Messiah (1999), a novel that features New Orleans and The End of the World. His website is at

Articles by Andrei Codrescu

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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

New Orleans or Baghdad?

To Andrei Codrescu inside New Orleans, the militarism of the state’s response to disaster reinforces the city’s subversive otherness to American empire.
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