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How Jean-Paul Sartre and Les Temps Modernes Supported Algeria’s Struggle for Freedom. President Emmanuel Macron of France has now admitted that the French state committed terrible crimes in the long war (1954–1962) to prevent Algerian independence: “No crime, no atrocity committed by anyone during the War of Algeria can be excused or left hidden.”

How Jean-Paul Sartre and Les Temps Modernes Supported Algeria’s Struggle for Freedom

Macron can hardly deny the war crimes, which are now a matter of public record: torture, executions on dubious grounds, the unlawful killing of prisoners. Up to half a million people — mostly Algerian Muslims but also including thousands of reluctant French conscripts — died in the course of the war. However, what Macron cannot explain is why France persisted for so long in a war that was both deeply immoral and plainly futile. The mainstream political parties — those of the Left at least as much as those of the Right — insisted that Algeria was an integral part of French territory and that its independence was not a matter for discussion.

In practice it was nonsense. Thread by @SethAbramson on Thread Reader App. What It's Like to Learn You're Going to Die. The roots of this trauma may be, in part, cultural.

What It's Like to Learn You're Going to Die

Most people recognize at an intellectual level that death is inevitable, says Virginia Lee, a nurse who works with cancer patients. But “at least in Western culture, we think we’re going to live forever.” Many of Lee’s advanced-cancer patients tell her they had thought of death as something that happened to other people—until they received their diagnosis. “I’ve heard from cancer patients that your life changes instantly, the moment the doctor or the oncologist says it’s confirmed that it is cancer,” she says.

Untitled. Untitled. An analysis of three Covid-19 outbreaks: how they happened and how they can be avoided. A crowded restaurant to celebrate the Chinese New Year; 100 workers infected inside a 19-story building; a group of devout Buddhists travelling by bus for a religious ceremony.

An analysis of three Covid-19 outbreaks: how they happened and how they can be avoided

These were the scenarios for three outbreaks of Covid-19 that have been carefully documented by the authorities. What happened in each one? What were the risk factors? What lessons can be learned, now that we are trying to get back to normal and return to restaurants, offices and other shared spaces? The office In a single wing of a call center in Seoul, in South Korea, the risk of infection was multiplied by four key factors: close, prolonged contact between numerous people, in an enclosed space.

The staff at the call center on the 11th floor work together at desks containing 13 work stations. On some desks, such as this one, nine of the 13 employees tested positive. These employees were sitting inside an enclosed space with 137 workers. Out of these 137 employees, 79 (57.6%) tested positive. Avoid physical contact. Untitled. It would probably be fair to call Henry “aimless.”


After he graduated from Harvard, he moved back in with his parents, a boomerang kid straight out of a trend piece about the travails of young adults. Despite graduating into a recession, Henry managed to land a teaching job, but two weeks in, he decided it wasn’t for him and quit. It took him a while to find his calling—he worked in his father’s pencil factory, as a door-to-door magazine salesman, took on other teaching and tutoring gigs, and even spent a brief stint shoveling manure before finding some success with his true passion: writing.

Henry published his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, when he was 31 years old, after 12 years of changing jobs and bouncing back and forth between his parents’ home, living on his own, and crashing with a buddy, who believed in his potential. George Will: There is no such thing as rock bottom for Trump. Assume the worst is yet to come.

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DIY Stationery & Letterhead. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. A Victorian-era competition likely would have been forgotten to history if not for the work of Dr.


Bob Nicholson, who shared his find on Twitter. In 1889, Tit-Bits magazine offered a prize to the spinster who could provide the best answer to the question: Why are you still single? The results proved far too hilariously on point for the magazine to choose just a single winner. Instead, they published their favorites and gave each winner five shillings – the equivalent of about $26 today. - Comics. We Need to Talk About ‘The Giving Tree’ - NYT Parenting. Image Like many new parents, when our first child was born, we were delighted to receive gift boxes of tiny pajama sets, monogrammed baby blankets, and lots and lots of children’s books.

We Need to Talk About ‘The Giving Tree’ - NYT Parenting

We received seven copies of “Goodnight Moon” alone. By the time our second and third children arrived, we were proud owners of multiple copies of “The Giving Tree.” The Shel Silverstein book is a classic, and we were excited to share it with our kids — we thought it would be like revisiting an old friend from our own childhoods.

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