Field Notes

Turkish Layover:
An Accidental Tourist During the Attempted Coup

Someone’s made a mint selling Turkish flags. Taksim Square teems with people waving the red banners emblazoned with the white crescent and star.

Britain’s Brexit Limbo

Britain’s divorce from the European Union will be a tortuous affair. The British establishment losers in the June 23 Brexit referendum were shocked by the vote to leave, as were the financial markets: Sterling’s value slumped some ten percent on the foreign exchange markets and the U.K.’s credit rating was cut.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Class

In the early 2000s, I spent many nights at the now defunct Emma St Bar & Grill, a truck stop diner located just off I-75 in Findlay, Ohio. Open twenty-four hours, it offered cheap, greasy food and bottomless cups of coffee.

Understanding the Labyrinth:
Noam Chomsky’s Science and Politics

On July 25 the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival screened Requiem for the American Dream, a documentary film built around an interview with Noam Chomsky, with the great man himself present for a Q&A afterward.

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