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Timeless stories from our 173-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
The strange history of our futile border fortifications
From a distance, as it hugs the hilly terrain, the fence looks almost decorative — a rambling, rust-colored abstraction. A thin ribbon of road runs alongside, its sandy surface kept…
From “Contested Ground,” which appeared in the November/December 2009 issue of Orion. Trinity, a collaboration between Bowden and photographer Michael P. Berman, was published last October by University of Texas…
The making of Israel's suburban occupation
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