Nixon's Ghost

Nixon’s Ghost

What separates Trump from his predecessors is his willingness, and the willingness of his supporters, to give up any pretense of subtly or slyness. Trump's campaign, despite what the headlines say, is not unprecedented in this way. It has simply set at center stage the racial politics that Republicans have...
A Manali Vigil

A Manali Vigil

In the dark, I imagined the worst, as one is prone to do when female, abroad, and alone. I had locked the door from the inside, and had checked on all the windows. But this was India; taking a door off its hinges probably wouldn’t be that hard.
Going to Jerusalem

Going to Jerusalem

Trash covers the ground throughout East Jerusalem, and in certain parts of the Old City, the sewers have begun to spill over into the street. Living in Jerusalem is like dancing on the edge of a knife.
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