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Marlboro Man Diagnosed With Chronic Insecurity

by Simon Reich | Jul 2, 2018 | Foreign Policy, Immigration, Politics

America has become obsessed with feeling insecure. It has become an endemic part of the culture, though it wasn’t always this way. I am old enough to remember as a child, at the movies, we would watch the ads before the film started. One of them would always be for Marlboro cigarettes. It was always […]

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The Person Designated

by James S. Gordon | Jul 1, 2018 | Politics

I sat for a long time after my friend Marcus Raskin’s recent memorial service at the Historic Synagogue in downtown Washington, taking in the people passing by, standing for hugs, remembering the words of those who loved and revered Marc. For hours, tributes had flowed with tears for this visionary co-founder of the Institute for […]

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A Father’s Day Requiem

by Hamilton Fish | Jun 18, 2018 | Immigration, Politics

In many respects it was a normal Father’s Day. The youngest of the grandchildren opened up a gash on his head on Friday and he and his mother Juliette (our eldest) spent part of the day in the ER near Oakland stitching it up. Eliza came over Sunday afternoon to be with her dad here […]

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A Brief History of American Bigotry

by Setsuko Winchester | Jun 4, 2018 | Immigration, Politics

I recently went to Ellis Island on a beautiful spring morning and spent a couple of hours by myself watching the light pour into the Great Hall before the museum opened to the public. I was there to arrange the most recent iteration of an art project I’ve been working on for several years, this […]

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Iran Will Get a Better Deal from Europeans after US Withdrawal

by The Editors | Jun 1, 2018 | Foreign Policy

In these excerpts from his exclusive interview with the Washington Spectator, Peter Galbraith, a former ambassador to Croatia, adviser to Kurdish political parties, and deputy U.N. envoy to Afghanistan, offered his evaluation of the impact of the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, shortly after it was announced by President Trump on May 8, […]

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