Mark Kukis

Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, Minerva Schools at KGI

Mark Kukis is a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute and Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools, where he teaches government. He is the author of Voices from Iraq: A People’s History, 2003-2009 (2011). The book is an oral history of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq as told entirely by Iraqis. Kukis spent a decade as a journalist before joining academia, including three years covering the US occupation of Iraq for Time magazine from 2006 to 2009. He also covered the early phase of the US intervention in Afghanistan as a freelance journalist and, prior to that, served as a White House correspondent for United Press International. His writings have also appeared in The New Republic and Salon, among other places.

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All book ought to be digitized for the sake of education, and digitized in such a way as to make their texts fully searchable. Imagine if all books could be searched with the same ease as journal articles in a database like JSTOR. Many publishers and libraries are already moving in this direction, which has the potential to transform how we research and learn. That said I don’t see a reason why print books must cease to exist, even if they are no longer the main way people read. We still use candles even though there are plenty of lights.

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