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"Home Fire" by Kamila Shamsie

          “A man entered the office, carrying Isma’s passport, laptop, and phone. She allowed herself to hope, but he sat down, gestured for her to do the same, and placed a voice recorder between them. 504 more words


"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" by Arundhati Roy

“Normality in our part of the world is a bit like a boiled egg: its humdrum surface conceals at its heart a yolk of egregious violence. 757 more words


Military Intervention is Modern Day Colonialism

US “Defense” Budget is actually an Offense

Yesterday the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act which allocates roughly $700 billion in military spending for the year. 658 more words


"The Origin of Others" by Toni Morrison (and two Atlantic articles by Ta-nehisi Coates)

“Language (saying, listening, reading) can encourage, even mandate, surrender, the breach of distances among us, whether they are continental or on the same pillow, whether they are distances of culture or the distinctions and indistinctions of age or gender, whether they are the consequences of social invention or biology.” 719 more words


"Dinner at the Center of the Earth" by Nathan Englander

          “This time, as with every time, when the fighting starts it will be more terrible than the fight that came before. Always it is the worst, the most violent, the least restrained, a steady escalation. 353 more words


Q&A With Antony Loewenstein

We chat to widely published and widely travelled author Antony Loewenstein about his path to the journalism trade and the place of news today, ahead of his… 776 more words


The New Political Evil

What can be done when a form of mass insanity has become the new signal of virtue? When to oppose is to be evil, because that which deserves opposing has defined itself as the charitable and fair? 195 more words