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The night that Navy SEALS stormed Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, another man living not five miles away awoke wondering why the military was conducting drills in the middle of the night.
This man, a Canadian and a Muslim whose name is Dawud Wharnsby, has also become known around the world, but for very different reasons. He is a peace activist, a folk singer whose inspiration comes from Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, and the Holy…Continue
“Oh, my dear, idealists are the cruelest monsters of them all.”
-Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation
In her various books on American history, Sarah Vowell repeatedly reveals a complex relationship with idealism and the can-do spirit, which parallels her relationship with the United States in general.
In The Wordy Shipmates and Unfamiliar Fishes, she paints a dark picture of what happens when brave and noble souls give up their homes and comforts in order…Continue