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The Pentagon’s Outsized Part in the Climate Fight
The Pentagon can play an outsized part in the climate fight—but only in part by cutting the amount of energy it uses.
June 27, 2019
‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America’s New Concentration Camp System
A process of normalization, when a bad camp becomes much more dangerous, is not unusual. Today’s border camps are a crueler reflection of long-term policies.
June 21, 2019
‘Gone Like a Meteor’: Epitaph for the Lost Youth of the Biafran War
The Biafran War, otherwise known as the Nigerian Civil War, lasted from July 6, 1967, until January 15, 1970, during which time an entire generation was wrenched from the future. My uncle was part of that generation.
May 30, 2019
Even the Emperor
Hans Holbein’s The Dance of Death, just published in a new edition by Penguin Classics, was intensely engaged with the problem of corruption in politics.
January 20, 2017
The Queen and the Camera
A new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum brings to light Queen Victoria’s passion for photography, and the ways in which she helped shape the medium’s development.
April 24, 2014