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Hugh Eakin
Hugh Eakin is the Gilder Lehrman Fellow in American History at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. (November 2017)
@hugheakin
A Nation in Search of Justice
What has been lost in all the shocking images of fires, police barricades, and looting is that an overwhelming majority of protesters have condemned the violence and have sought to bring the community together. 
May 29, 2020
Pandemic Journal, April 6–12
Brief dispatches by New York Review writers documenting the coronavirus outbreak around the world, including Verlyn Klinkenborg in East Chatham, Hugh Eakin in Minneapolis–St. Paul, Dalia Hatuqa in Amman, and more.
April 11, 2020
Khashoggi & America’s Part in a Saudi Horror
This brazen killing did not occur in isolation. If it was the “game-changer” that many see, it was also the latest, most extreme manifestation of a repressive regime that has acted with virtual impunity while maintaining enviably close ties to Washington. The Saudis did what they did because they assumed they could get away with it.
October 18, 2018
The Ascetic Beauty of Brancusi
Few artists encapsulate the story of the early twentieth-century avant garde more alluringly than Constantin Brancusi. Within a few years, he had somehow managed to apprentice with Rodin. Then, throwing out the master’s methods, he completely redefined what sculpture was.
July 28, 2018
The Swedish Kings of Cyberwar
Sweden’s growing importance to the NSA
January 19, 2017 issue
The True Story of Palmyra
Some of the same powers that “rescued” Palmyra caused significant new damage of their own
#CultureUnderThreat: Recommendations for the US Government
a task force report by the Antiquities Coalition, the Asia Society, and the Middle East Institute
The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War
by Robert Bevan
Palmyre: L’irremplaçable trésor
by Paul Veyne
September 29, 2016 issue
Racism in the North: An Exchange
June 23, 2016 issue
Liberal, Harsh Denmark
The open, egalitarian nation has taken one of the hardest lines on refugees
March 10, 2016 issue
The Terrible Flight from the Killing
There are virtually no legal ways for a refugee to travel to Europe
October 22, 2015 issue
Syria's Forgotten
The US has accepted fewer than one thousand Syrian refugees—more made it through a hole in a fence at the Syrian-Turkish border during a few hours this past June.
August 6, 2015
Why Tunisia?
How can the Arab world’s most promising and ambitious new democracy also be one of its greatest producers of violent jihadists?
July 2, 2015
Blasphemy in Norway
April 23, 2015 issue
Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism
Right-wing anti-immigration politics and jihadism are mutually reinforcing
One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway
by Åsne Seierstad, translated from the Norwegian by Sarah Death
Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia
by Sindre Bangstad
A Norwegian Tragedy: Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre on Utøya
by Aage Borchgrevink, translated from the Norwegian by Guy Puzey
March 5, 2015 issue
Letter
Hugh Eakin
Blasphemy in Norway
April 23, 2015 issue
The CIA: The Devastating Indictment
The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program
by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
February 5, 2015 issue
Our New Politics of Torture
Twelve years after the decision to use torture was secretly made, we’re seeing a public effort not only to defend the CIA but also to defend torture itself.
December 30, 2014
Zanzibar Comes to Arabia
October 23, 2014 issue
In the Heart of Mysterious Oman
Can Oman’s peaceful absolutism survive?
Monsoon Revolution: Republicans, Sultans, and Empires in Oman, 1965–1976
by Abdel Razzaq Takriti
Oman: Politics and Society in the Qaboos State
by Marc Valeri
August 14, 2014 issue
Letter
Hugh Eakin
Zanzibar Comes to Arabia
October 23, 2014 issue
A Different Pakistan
In an age in which international literary festivals have become commonplace, there is very little ordinary about the Lahore LitFest, starting with the location.
March 12, 2014
Images of the Syrian Exodus
A series of photographs shows some of the many different situations encountered among Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, and Iraq.
September 24, 2013
Syria's Refugee Catastrophe
October 10, 2013 issue
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