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How to Look Away

The Atlantic

The best piece I’ve read all week on the USA’s infamous treatment of immigrant children. On photographs as «a grammar and an ethics of seeing» and how Trump’s allies are «attempting to destabilize not just the facts on the ground, but also another kind of truth: The emotions most humans will feel.»

Published in Weekly Filet #277

There Is Only One Trump Scandal

The Atlantic

More than a year into his presidency, not a week goes by without a troubling revelation about Trump or without him doing something that has you shake your head in disbelief (often both, actually, and multiple times). Here’s a way to wrap your head around the madness: «There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates…»

Published in Weekly Filet #275

The Men Who Mine Volcanoes

The Atlantic

From the department of tougher jobs than ours: On the Indonesian island of East Java, these men work in the crater of an active volcano to harvest sulfur. To earn $11 a day, some of them make the four-hour hike to the crater and back twice a day, carrying down some 90 kilograms on their shoulders. Great story, quite literally breathtaking images.