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Membership, Citizenship, and Democracy

President Trump’s pernicious attacks on nonwhite immigrants have thrust a particular theory of political membershipβ€”white nationalismβ€”to the forefront ...

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How Haiti Got Free

I vividly remember the rush I felt after my first encounter with the story of the Haitian Revolution. It was a sudden and miraculous sense that everything was not as it seemed ...

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β€œAm I Not One of the β€˜Disappeared’?”

Zahia Rahmani’s Β« Musulman Β» roman hinges on a question that has gathered force in recent years: a witness is speaking, but will she ever be heard?

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Afterlife of the Troubles

In December 1972, 38-year-old Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, was abducted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA), never to be seen alive by her children again. Her remains weren’t recovered until 2003, when, along Shelling Hill Beach in County Louth, a man and his two children stumbled across her bones. This was just four years after the IRA officially acknowledged that she was...

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Inside and Out in Paris and France

A year ago I was a recent college grad living in Toulouse, in southern France. My generous host family ...

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