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Preeti Aroon "Stars (and Stripes) in Their Eyes" by Azadeh Moaveni in the Washington Post. Iranians are one of the most pro-American populations in the Middle East. It’s President Ahmadinejad they can’t stand. Alex Ely "The Last Good Campaign," excerpts from Thurston Clarke’s dramatic account of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign published in Vanity ...

Preeti Aroon

"Stars (and Stripes) in Their Eyes" by Azadeh Moaveni in the Washington Post. Iranians are one of the most pro-American populations in the Middle East. It's President Ahmadinejad they can't stand.

Alex Ely

Preeti Aroon

"Stars (and Stripes) in Their Eyes" by Azadeh Moaveni in the Washington Post. Iranians are one of the most pro-American populations in the Middle East. It’s President Ahmadinejad they can’t stand.

Alex Ely

"The Last Good Campaign," excerpts from Thurston Clarke’s dramatic account of Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign published in Vanity Fair. With all of the parallels drawn between this year’s presidential contest and that of 1968, Thurston’s brilliant storytelling recalls a time in American history that we would be wise to remember.

Blake Hounshell

"Mugabe And Ahmadinejad Left Out Of UN Summit Dinner." Reuters reports that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Robert Mugabe won’t be eating with the rest of the heads of state at the U.N.’s summit on the global food crisis. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer pair of gents.

Joshua Keating

"Anti-Emo Riots in Mexico: ¡Pánico en el Disco!" by Joseph Contreras in Spin. Newsweek‘s Latin America editor examines the bizarre epidemic of violence against Mexican emo fans, often at the hands of punks and other youth subcultures. It’s a little hard to understand why emos in particular are so reviled, but a lot of it just seems like thinly veiled homophobia. The article, in the June issue of Spin, isn’t online yet, but the magazine has posted some disturbing YouTube videos that show the level of abuse these kids face.

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