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Will the Next American War Be with China?

The images from Afghanistan circulating in Washington this week have been of collapse and evacuation: the interior of a military cargo plane, filled with more than six hundred Afghan evacuees sitting on the floor and grasping straps; a little girl with a pink backpack being handed over a wall, with hopes of escaping; hundreds of Afghans chasing a departing cargo ...

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Trying to Save U.S. Allies in Afghanistan

Photograph by Paula Bronstein / Getty Twelve years ago, David Rohde, then a reporter for the New York Times, was kidnapped by the Taliban outside of Kabul. Seven months later, he escaped confinement alongside the Afghan journalist Tahir Luddin. Luddin subsequently immigrated to the U.S., and has become an American citizen, but his family—including his wife and several of his children—still live ...

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‘The Outlier’ paints a complex portrait of Jimmy Carter

‘The Outlier’ paints a complex portrait of Jimmy Carter

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird’s book “The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter” seeks to renovate the legacy of the Carter administration in the only way likely to succeed: by adding to the scales of judgment an enormous amount of research and a refreshing lack of partisanship.  Considering the fact that Carter’s single term in office is routinely caricatured ...

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How Ross Gay Finds Joy In The Smallest of ‘Delights’

Natasha Komoda/Courtesy of Algonquin Books Natasha Komoda/Courtesy of Algonquin Books This summer on Code Switch, we’re talking to some of our favorite authors about books that taught us about the different dimensions of freedom. In the last installment, we caught up with the romance writer Helen Hoang to talk about sex, love and autism. Today, we’re sitting down with the ...

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