Hoy nos vamos a Nigeria, la Antártida, a Niger. A Israel. A New jersey y Ohio. A los suburbios de Washington DC. Y a Moscú. Historias de fraudes, guerras, soldados, estafadores y mucha NBA. Enjoy.

– Trabajo en equipo de varios periodistas del NYT: “An Endless War’: Why 4 U.S. Soldiers Died in a Remote African Desert”.  More than 16 years after 9/11 spurred a broad fight against terrorism, some Americans say it’s time to look at how the country is deploying its forces. Reporting from the desert of Niger to a small town in Georgia, The New York Times reconstructed how four American soldiers lost their lives — and why they were in Africa to begin with.

– Esto tenéis que leerlo con calma. David Grann en The New Yorker: “The White Darkness“. A solitary journey across Antarctica

– Brutal esto de Ronen Bergman en The New York Times Magazine: “How Arafat Eluded Israel’s Assassination Machine“.  The nation’s security forces tried for decades to kill the P.L.O. leader. Now, former officials tell the story of how they failed — and how far they almost went to succeed.

 

Rachel Monroe cuenta un historión en The Atlantic: “The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t“. For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down. Vía Droblo.

– Un tipo que vive en medio de la nada en Ohio y hace todo lo humanamente posible por no saber nada. Lo cuenta Sam Dolnick en The New York Times: “The Man Who Knew Too Little“.  The most ignorant man in America knows that Donald Trump is president — but that’s about it. Living a liberal fantasy is complicated.

Andre Rice en The Guardian:  “The fight for the right to be a Muslim in America“.A bitter legal row over a mosque in an affluent New Jersey town shows the new face of Islamophobia in the age of Trump.

–  Inside Atomwaffen As It Celebrates a Member for Allegedly Killing a Gay Jewish College Student ProPublica obtained the chat logs of Atomwaffen, a notorious white supremacist group. When Samuel Woodward was charged with killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein last month in California, other Atomwaffen members cheered the death, concerned only that the group’s cover might have been blown.

Tim McDonnel en Bloomberg.  “How Nigerians Beat Bitcoin Scams“. Un fraude de 2015 se llevó por delante el dinero de más de tres millones de nigerianos incautos. Pero también preparó a muchos para lo que vendría después. The country’s embrace of the cryptocurrency has led to some old-school precautions against fraud.

Shaun Walker deja Moscú tras una década de corresponsal para The Guardian. Y escribe un ensayo de despedida.  “Putin’s quest for lost glory. “As our correspondent prepares to leave Russia, he argues that the Russian leader’s rule has been dedicated to restoring pride lost in the collapse of the Soviet Union”.

– Una reseña de John Gray, con saña, en The New Statesman: “Unenlightened thinking: Steven Pinker’s embarrassing new book is a feeble sermon for rattled liberals“.  To think of this book as any kind of scholarly exercise is a category mistake. The purpose of Pinker’s laborious work is to reassure liberals that they are on “the right side of history”.

– En The Players Tribune, Steve Francis sobre Steve Francis como sólo podría Steve Francis: “I got a Story to tell“, De una esquina vendiendo droga a la NBA.

Andrew Sharp en Sport Illustrated: “Coming to America“. Every year more than 100 players travel across continents to play in the NBA. What did that experience look like 30 years ago? Who helps players navigate the adjustment? How has it changed over the years? And how has it changed the NBA?

 

Muy buen domingo a todos.

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