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In This Month’s Issue: June 2018

A Brief History of American Bigotry

By Setsuko Winchester

I recently went to Ellis Island on a beautiful spring morning… To be there all these years later, knowing what I know now, was as if someone had firmly screwed in a light bulb that had been left loose, finally illuminating a part of my story and that of an America that I had never known or fully understood…


Guadagnino and Ivory Stir Passions and Create Pure Relationship Magic

By Cyrus Cassells
Nobody writes better about the obsessive nature of desire, about head-over-heels infatuation, than Egyptian expat André Aciman. I savored his latest book, Enigma Variations—about a bisexual man’s history of amorous escapades—happily absorbed through a mid-March blizzard. It seemed against the odds that a movie could do justice to Aciman’s gorgeous, neo-Proustian prose, but director Luca Guadagnino, an innate sensualist and avid documenter of Italian life, in adapting Aciman’s memorable first novel, Call Me by Your Name, has triumphed where others might have failed…

Iran Will Get a Better Deal from Europeans after US Withdrawal

By Peter Galbraith
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, 2018.
The original negotiations over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action required complete cooperation and coordination among the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and by extension the European Union, as well as China and Russia. Otherwise…

 


 

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