Ursula Lindsey

  • Slowing Up Time
    Giorgio Bassani’s Novel of Ferrara

    It’s a weekend in 1957 and a middle-aged Italian man is enjoying a car excursion with a group of friends. On a whim, they visit some Etruscan tombs. The man, who is also our…

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  • Lessons of Defeat
    Testimonies of the Arab left

    In the early 1970s, the leftist student movement in Egypt organized protests that rocked the country. Arwa Salih was a leading member of the movement, and in 1991 she completed a manuscript entitled The…

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  • Innocence Abroad

    It’s remarkable, given the propensity of American officials, journalists and academics to refer to other nations and cultures as immature and underdeveloped, how frequently and consistently Americans themselves are described as children, by both…

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  • Lesser Evils
    Election Season in Marseille

    When I was in Marseille in early March, people often told me two seemingly contradictory things about their city: that it is unique, different from everywhere else in France, and that it is the…

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