Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier!
What Happens When Japan Stops Looking ‘Japanese’?, in the Atlantic—“The Kurdish 21-year-old arrived in Japan when he was 8. He learned Japanese, played baseball with classmates, and eventually fell in love with a Vietnamese girl at school.”
When My Mom Moved Into Her Car, We Learned To Survive Without Being Fine, on Buzzfeed—“When you go to school with the children of 1-percenters, you learn how to keep your poker face as daily money catastrophes come crashing through the door.”
The Tulsa Massacre Warns Us Not to Trust History to Judge Trump on Impeachment, on Rolling Stone—“Hoping that history will be the final judge, of Trump or anyone else, sounds like praying to an invisible American god, one who has so often failed and betrayed the most vulnerable.”
George Soros is not a Nazi, explained, on Vox—“Donald Trump Jr. is more than his father’s right-hand man — he’s his most important link to the conspiratorial far right.”
The Medievalist Who Fought Nazis With History, on Forbes—“Living in the darkness of Nazism, Bloch understood that he first needed to seek the roots of the tree casting that shadow before it could be uprooted and toppled.”
My Semester With the Snowflakes: At 52, I was accepted to Yale as a freshman. The students I met there surprised me, on Medium—“I hear the term occasionally from buddies of mine who I love, they say things like; “how are things up there with the liberal snowflakes?” Let me assure you, I have not met one kid who fits that description.”
How America went from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in one head-spinning political decade, by historians Kevin Kruse and Julian Zelizer—“How did we get from Barack Obama to Donald Trump? The two presidents seem so dissimilar that it’s tempting to conclude they come from separate worlds. But in important ways, Obama set the stage for Trump.”
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