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An End to Impunity? Protests and Hope for Mexico

MEXICO CITY – I have covered many massacres, witnessed too much bloodshed, so many that the latest killings should not have come as a...

The Ghosts We Carry with Us

When I told my father that I was visiting Montgomery, his only reaction was fear — a bone-deep memory of water hoses and fire bombings, billy clubs and rough nooses.

Trump: Making America Great (Britain) Again?

The British king’s efforts to establish “an absolute Tyranny” over the 13 original colonies led to the Declaration of Independence in 1776. In it,...

In the Ruins

"Under a superb, dazzling sun, the devastated city stretches outward like a cemetery without end." Zabel reports on the 1909 massacres in Adana

Stepping Back: Election Blues on Veterans Day

Over the long Veterans Day weekend, I’m hitting the final lap on the world’s most procrastinated thesis. I’m focusing on Virginia Woolf—specifically, on how...

Making Peace with Pepperoni: A Muslim-American Perspective

As Muslim-Americans, we need to play a more active role in defining our faith, or will continue to have others define it for us The...

Congo: the Story of One Family’s Endurance

The tragedies in the Congo brought to focus in the most personal, human way

Timeout on the Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has a problem. With Stockholm, Krakow, Lviv, and now Oslo pulling out of the running to host the 2022...

The Case for Wikipedia

Last weekend as Harvard prepared to take on Yale for Ivy League football bragging rights, a “Yale cites Wikipedia” poster flashed on College GameDay....

Perspective: Trump’s Acts May Face America with an Unwelcome Dilemma

President Trump has a well-known habit of accusing others of what he himself is guilty of. For example, he calls Hollywood “racist” and accuses the national...

City of Widows

In the month of July, when both heat and humidity are at their peak in the holy city of Vrindavan in north India, thousands of devotees stream in to offer prayers to their Lord Krishna on a day that is among the most auspicious in the year.

The Promise of Magdoos: A Sliver of Hope in the Syrian...

This article is being published in collaboration with Harvard's Kennedy School Review. A Jordanian woman in the Northeastern city of Mafraq had been nagging her husband...