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  • Tending tolerance in ‘The Gardener’

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Movies from D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation” to Leni Riefenstahl’s “Triumph of the Will” have stirred political passions and ruffled international diplomatic feathers, and now comes “The Gardener.”

    There are a number of ironies about this lyrical documentary. To start...

  • Greetings from Afghanistan

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    April 25, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    “Greetings from Afghanistan” is written by our friend, Shane, who is working with USAID. He was in the Peace Corps with George in Paraguay. We hope he will send us many posts from his experiences; here is his first one:

    Hello friends and family,

    I have arrived in Kandahar, after a...

  • Road to radicalization from Toulouse to Kandahar

    March 21, 2012 | 11:54 am

    For Mohamed Merah, the Frenchman suspected of killing four Jews and three Muslim soldiers in southwestern France, the road to radicalization ran from Toulouse to Kandahar in Afghanistan.

    Merah, 24, who was holed up in a suburban Toulouse apartment on Wednesday, besieged by police...