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Kaveh Akbar: “The Palace” | The New Yorker
There is no elegant way
to say this—people
with living hearts
that could fit in my chest
want to melt the city where I was born.
At his elementary school in an American suburb,
a boy’s shirt says: “We Did It To Hiroshima, We Can Do It To Tehran!”
april 2019 by ursamajor
In the Dark All Katz Are Grey: Notes on Jewish Nostalgia | Hazlitt
America seems always to believe the past was a purer time. This is of course bullshit; the past only seems purer because we don’t know it anywhere near as intimately as we do the present, and purity cannot survive intimacy.
february 2018 by ursamajor

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