Barbara Demick


The Korean War’s Rumsfeld

ith binoculars slung round its neck and a jaunty officer’s cap on its head, a sixteen-foot-tall bronze statue of General Douglas A. MacArthur stands on a bluff in Incheon, South Korea. It overlooks the very spot where thousands of U.S. troops, under MacArthur’s command, landed in 1950 to drive back the North Korean forces. Devotees… Read more »

Oh Little Town

The biblical birthplace of Jesus Christ is one of the few places on the West Bank that still has a sizeable Christian population, with many of the Christians living in the shadows of the Church of the Nativity, built over the reputed site of the manger. The Palestinian Christians are for the most part multilingual,… Read more »