The Riders of the Waves

William Finnegan has written the oddly uncommon story of a life shaped by leisure. Barbarian Days is a motivated memoir: it explains why he is who he is, and how he got to do the things that he’s done. Surfing, in the most basic of ways, determined for decades where in the world he was at a given time, and with whom he spoke and laughed and ate.

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The Mystery of ISIS

Nothing since the triumph of the Vandals in Roman North Africa has seemed so sudden, incomprehensible, and difficult to reverse as the rise of ISIS.

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