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    The Victims of the Attack in Nice
    Jul21

    The Victims of the Attack in Nice

    We are learning more about those killed in Thursday’s attack in Nice, France. French authorities say 84 people lost their lives when a truck drove through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day. The death toll could rise as dozens in the hospital are, in the words of French President François Hollande, “between life and death.” Here is an...

    It’s Official: Hillary Clinton is Running Against Vladimir Putin
    Jul21

    It’s Official: Hillary Clinton is Running Against Vladimir Putin

    The Republican nominee for president, Donald J. Trump, has chosen this week to unmask himself as a de facto agent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a KGB-trained dictator who seeks to rebuild the Soviet empire by undermining the free nations of Europe, marginalizing NATO, and ending America’s reign as the world’s sole superpower.I...

    The Journalist Killed in Ukraine
    Jul20

    The Journalist Killed in Ukraine

    NEWS BRIEF A journalist who worked for one of Ukraine’s most prominent newspapers was killed Wednesday in a car bombing in Kiev.Pavel Sheremet, 44, a Belarussian citizen, had worked in Russian state radio and television before moving to Ukraine in 2014 where he worked for Ukrainska Pravda. He was driving to work in a car that belonged to...

    Europe’s Counterrevolution Has Begun
    Jun24

    Europe’s Counterrevolution Has Begun

    In 2005, Mark Leonard published a book called Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century. The moment was ripe for such an argument. The European Union had just embarked on the greatest expansion in its history, welcoming 10 new members, and headlines heralded the sprouting of “a European identity” and the emergence of a “United States of Europe.” Heck,...

    The Military Origins of the Cardigan
    Jun24

    The Military Origins of the Cardigan

    Cardigan sweaters are the workhorses of the apparel family: so ubiquitous it’s easy to forget that they didn’t always exist. They are sold at most clothing stores in a rainbow of colors, and at democratic prices. They can be either exceedingly preppy or seductively edgy, depending on who wears it, and how: button-downed...

    The Belated Verdict of an Auschwitz Conspirator
    Jun17

    The Belated Verdict of an Auschwitz Conspirator

    It’s been more than 70 years since he was an SS guard at Auschwitz, but Reinhold Hanning, now 94, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for his role in the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.Around 1.1 million Jews and other ethnic and political minorities were killed in Auschwitz. A court in Detmold, a city in...

    Where Do Flags Come From?
    Jun14

    Where Do Flags Come From?

    In the United States, public school students are compelled to perform a daily ritual: the Pledge of Allegiance. Students commit themselves first “to the flag” itself, and then “to the nation for which it stands.” It is a solemn act. Hand on heart, gaze steadfast, flag given pride of place at the front of the classroom.In junior high, my...

    The Atlantic Daily: Stanford Rape Case, Gorilla Controversy, John Oliver’s Debt Giveaway
    Jun07

    The Atlantic Daily: Stanford Rape Case, Gorilla Controversy, John Oliver’s Debt Giveaway

    What We’re Following: The Sexual-Assault Case in CaliforniaThe case of a 20-year-old former Stanford student who received a six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has ignited public outcry in the U.S. The victim’s statement to her attacker was circulated online over the weekend, and has pushed the case to...

    Euro 2016: The Detained Frenchman in Ukraine
    Jun06

    Euro 2016: The Detained Frenchman in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s security service says a Frenchman arrested late last month with a large cache of arms was planning to attack Euro 2016, the soccer tournament that begins this week, and other major targets in France.Vasily Gritsak, the head of the SBU, as the agency is known, said the man, who has not been publicly identified, contacted armed...

    Hooligans in Argentina and Highways in India: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Jun03

    Hooligans in Argentina and Highways in India: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Why Are the Soccer Hooligans of Argentina Killing Each Other? Amos Barshad | The FADER “It is across the Atlantic, in lovely Argentina, where the hooligans have evolved on a whole different wavelength. The British made soccer hooliganism a bizarre cultural artifact. The Argentines have made soccer hooliganism into a legitimate, if deathly...

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