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Volume 58: 2019


  • Ballad of Puppetry and the Fifth Estate
    She was told no. She would not stop.
  • The Limits of Contradiction
    Seventy years after the fall of Nazi Germany, it is startling to witness a resurgence of the fear of an enemy within. Europe’s future hinges on how this issue is resolved.
  • “Palast der Republik”
    Three days ago, as I was driving past the palace, I could already see right through it.
  • “To Conjure Up the Dead”
    It’s hard to commune with the dead when you are attending to your body. But didn’t I see my companion cry back there, in front of the suitcases? Did he smell the odor from human bodies?
  • A Feeling of Revulsion
    The car was gliding over the drying asphalt and everything around me seemed strange and beautiful beyond words. Ruthlessly beautiful. As if nature itself had decided to flaunt all the precious treasures of this land, which I was destined to lose.
  • “A Wish, A Witch, and the Tarot”
    All the cards do–I say as if it’s a small thing–is show you yourself.