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Larry Siedentop, 2013

Larry Sidentop re-imagines the origins of liberalism.

The World War II Memorial, National Mall, October 2, 2013, in Washington, DC

For Francis Fukuyama and John Dunn, our democratic crisis is the result of an intellectual failure.

Kite from a Sumpango Sacatepequez Day of the Dead festival in Guatemala in 2007

How the discovery of police archives has altered the memory of political atrocities in Guatemala.

Pakistani troops in North Waziristan following an operation against the Taliban

Why does the Pakistani military pick unwinnable fights?

Cofán women near a pool of oil in the Amazonian region of Ecuador, 2005.

How law firms and lobbyists protect and whitewash petroleum dictatorships.

At the railhead of the freight train known as “the Beast” in Chiapas, Mexico

Trials and tribulations along the migrant trail from Central America to the United States.

Calving of an ice shelf in West Antarctica

How the rhetoric of ecoetiquette muddies writing about global warming.

New Delhi, India, January 22, 2014

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

The Chelsea Hotel, November 18, 1983

Artists have become the shock troops of gentrification, even at the Chelsea Hotel.

Blogs

A new book takes exciting and historic trends a step too far.

March 23, 2012

Ahmed Chalabi’s daughter recounts the family’s saga and the ancien regime.

March 7, 2011