Back to the Future

The following conversation recently took place in Warsaw between Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Ryszard Kapuscinski, and Adam Krzeminski, the editor of the Polish weekly Polityka, in which it first appeared. Adam Krzeminski: Can we talk first about the hopes and fears that agitate our part of the globe, then about the …

Third Canto

from The Sinking of the Titanic I remember Havana, the plaster coming down from the walls, a foul insistent smell choking the harbor, the past voluptuously fading, and scarcity gnawing away, day and night, at the Ten Year Plan, full of longing, while I worked …