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Ian Buruma
By Ian Buruma - Aug 07,2022
NEW YORK  —  There can no longer be any doubt about the facts of what happened in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.
By Ian Buruma - Apr 30,2022
NEW YORK  —  France is not the United States.
By Ian Buruma - Dec 08,2021
NEW YORK — One might well wonder what a pudgy teenager was doing roaming the streets of a Midwestern town with a semi-automatic assault rifle, claiming to be a defender of citizens and property.
By Ian Buruma - Sep 25,2021
NEW YORK — Two days before the Normandy landings in June 1944, Charles de Gaulle demanded the right to govern France after it was liberated by the Allies. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who detested de Gaulle, had no intention of agreeing to this.
By Ian Buruma - Jul 13,2021
NEW YORK — Amanda Gorman’s remarkable performance of her poem “The Hill We Climb” at US President Joe Biden’s inauguration touched millions. That was reason enough for a leading Dutch publisher to commission a prominent novelist to prepare a translation.
By Ian Buruma - Jun 13,2021
NEW YORK — Kaori Yamaguchi, an Olympic medalist in judo and an executive member of the Japanese Olympic Committee, made an astonishing statement — astonishing, that is, for an Olympic official.
By Ian Buruma - Feb 07,2021
NEW YORK  —  It is easy to underestimate Joe Biden. The new US president has been dismissed by some people on the left as a party hack, a trimmer, a holdover from a corrupt and broken establishment.
By Ian Buruma - Jan 09,2021
NEW YORK — Anyone who was surprised by the mayhem in Washington, DC, has not been paying attention for the last four years.
By Ian Buruma - Dec 30,2020
NEW YORK — Why would a US president in the last weeks of his administration want to start executing federal prisoners at a furious pace, even as he pardons four American mercenaries who murdered 14 Iraqi civilians in cold blood?
By Ian Buruma - Dec 09,2020
NEW YORK — Apart from 74 million voters in the United States, who still approves of President Donald Trump? Most Europeans are overjoyed to see the back of him. But he has been popular with a number of right-wing strongmen and demagogues, and many of their followers.

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