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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Andrew Cockburn on the New Red Scare, Kiera Feldman on the right to choose in Rapid City, Fred Bahnson on feral faith in the age of climate change, and more
"France's efforts to expand and enshrine the emergency laws in the constitution have created a sense that the legal framework of the French Republic, and all that it stands for, is under threat."
"For the first three years of François Hollande's presidency, he was neither malicious nor dangerous. And yet, since the terrorist attack on the Bataclan, it’s been a whole different story."
"I was confident the French weren’t going to follow the bad example from overseas and start a 'war on terror' à l’américaine. But November 13 changed the equation."
Alan Lightman, John Darnielle, Art Spiegelman, Anne Carson, and more.
In defense of the PEN America Center's decision to give Charlie Hebdo its Freedom of Expression Courage Award
"Houellebecq, who is neither radical nor left-wing, understands perfectly France's political elites and its duped and disempowered electorate."
The Jihadist leader no one wants to touch
“I don’t see how you can properly cover a news story without showing the reader or viewer one of the key elements that made the story a story ”
Boko Haram raids 16 villages in Nigeria, a bomb is detonated outside an NAACP office in Colorado, and a Muslim cleric bans snowmen.
We defend Charlie Hebdo’s right to publish its cartoons—and our right to critique them.