Tag Archives: The New Yorker

The essence of war

From “War With A Human Face: Have rules to curb the cruelty of military force backfired?”, by Dexter Filkins, in the September 13, 2021 New Yorker: Killing is what armies do, and, in the usual course of things, the more … Continue reading

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The glory of empire…built by slaves, reparations and lut

Those of us who read Jane Austen are not startled to face facts about the British Empire’s centuries-old role in slavery. Although Austen’s references to slavery are muted, in both Mansfield Park (1814) and her last novel, Persuasion (1818), the … Continue reading

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What gives me hope we’ll make it? Kate Orff and oysters

A few weeks before Ida hit, it was dramatically prescient that the August 9 New Yorker’s Eric Klinenberg published under the rubric Brave New World Dept., “Manufacturing Nature: How a landscape architect designs ecosystems to protect cities from the sea.” … Continue reading

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