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The Siege of Leningrad

The Siege of Leningrad

In “Leningrad,” author Anna Reid recounts the siege and contends that the death toll would have been far lower under a different sort of government, one better prepared and more responsive to the challenges faced by the city’s citizens.

Published 01/27/2012

 

Agent Orange, Vietnam

Agent Orange, Vietnam

It’s been more than four decades since the last use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, but the impact of the U.S. military’s defoliation campaign is still being felt by the Vietnamese people.

Published 01/09/2012

 

Jonestown: The Untold Story

Jonestown: The Untold Story

In “A Thousand Lives,” author Julia Scheeres makes it clear that Jim Jones never intended for his colony in Guyana to succeed. In fact, he explored many different means of killing his followers, including loading them onto a jet plane and crashing it.

Published 12/07/2011

 

Conflict Minerals and War in Eastern Congo

Conflict Minerals and War in Eastern Congo

Since 1996 more than 5.5 million people have died in a conflict involving at least a half-a-dozen African countries, yet the carnage has gone largely unnoticed in the outside world.

Published 07/10/2011

 

He Only Has I-’s For You

He Only Has I-’s For You

The interstate highway system is an economic force and a marvel of engineering & safety, but also an engine of blight and sprawl, derided for its numbing sameness.

Published 07/01/2011

 

Boring Article

Boring Article

Don’t let the title deter you. Like failure, boredom is an unavoidable part of the human experience and deserves further consideration.

Published 06/11/2011

 

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