While the average American enjoys about 88 gallons of water every day, in Cape Town, the daily limit per person is 13.2 gallons—that is, if it wants to avoid “Day Zero,” when the taps run dry.
Twenty-first century Ukraine, as Marci Shore notes in her extraordinarily deft, astute, and riveting new account of the dramatic 2014 Ukrainian Revolution, The Ukrainian Night, was too “heir to the grandeur” of the intentions of Nazism and Communism.
“What did I have of a childhood? Nothing!” she exclaims, because from her childhood she remembers mostly the lack of food, missed years of education and years spent in Siberia to escape the Nazi occupation. It is hard to say she really grew up in Poland, hard to find something for which she is grateful.
Is the brash young crown prince a liberalizing reformer or a repressive hard-liner? And what does this mean for his kingdom’s relationships with the United States and Israel?
Spotlight: Austria. Temperature: 90 degrees.
Sayed Kashua was born in the small, impoverished village of Tira—an Arab Palestinian village within the borders of Israel—where he was raised and where he still thinks of as “home,” even after immigrating to the United States three years ago.