Kissinger Is Not the Solution

Betty Flaks was not a national security expert. She was a wife, a mother, my grandmother, and unbeknownst to us, a poet whose insights could have changed the world. A month ago, she passed…

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Writing on Walls in Times of War

On February 16, 2011, a 14-year-old boy and his friends pulled a prank in their hometown of Daraa in southern Syria. They scrawled the walls of their schoolyard with spray paint: “The…

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My Dinner With Usha Sahay

A Scoville Fellow when we first met, Usha Sahay was already one of the best editors I’d ever worked with. So it feels natural that, after stints at the Huffington Post and Wall Street…

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Human Foreign Policy

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, The New York Times became the last major metropolitan daily newspaper in the country to offer readers a side of entertainment with its news. Over…

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