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The careful act of paying respects to kin while under curfew in Kashmir
By Masha Gessen, from Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia, which will be published next month by Columbia Global Reports. Gessen’s book The Future Is History won…
From Portraits, by John Berger, which was published last month by Verso. A contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine, Berger is the author of numerous books, including Ways of Seeing (1972).
A Marine returns to a divided Iraq
From a complaint filed September 7, 2012, by Stephanie Kirschner and Brad J. Kane against the owners and operators of Eden Memorial Park, a cemetery in Mission Hills, California. In…
Contemplating the remains of slavery
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