Lit List: Tuesday December 6, 2016

Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

  • The Battles for Ellis Island: Native American and other activists have tried many times to reclaim the historic immigrant arrival site The Believer
  • The German philosophers who predicted Trump: Not that it's much of a consolation. The New Yorker
  • Why we must believe women: re-reading Emily Doe's statement to Brock Turner. N+1
  • Fiction by Caren Beilin: a story of alcoholism, broken glasses, and parentheses. The Offing
  • "Post-truth" is a meaningless phrase: the Orwellian references we now use to describe political discourse have become euphemisms for propaganda. Quartz
  • Sexual subtext in Shakespeare: a quiz: Match the suggestive quote with the high school teacher who gets way too into it. Clickhole
  • Midnight in America: conceptual artist Adam Pendleton's chilling, timely work draws on Amiri Barak and Malcolm X. The Atlantic
  • Fidel in the Literary Imagination: the Cuban leader is gone but will most likely not be forgotten. Words Without Borders