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Foreigners

Volume VIII, Number 1 | winter 2014

Preamble

Them

By Lewis H. Lapham

When we talk about the foreign, the question becomes one of us versus them. But in the end, is one just the opposite side of the other? 

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Miscellany

In 1710 the mayor of Albany, New York, presented four American Indian chiefs at the court of Queen Anne in London. Along with their visit to Buckingham Palace, the Mohawk and Mohican men attended a performance of Macbeth at the Queen’s Theater in Haymarket. The performance was interrupted by the audience, which demanded to see the faces of the visiting chiefs.

It’s good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for a while their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers.

- Maya Angelou, 2011

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Strike!

2014:

Walmart workers use Black Friday as a chance to protest working conditions.

1937:

Woolworth’s employees stage a sit-in for higher pay.

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#56 Doris Kearns Goodwin

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit, charting the early-twentieth-century rise of the progressive press. More

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Decades Ball: The 1780s

Lapham's Quarterly presents our fourth annual gala with a celebration of the revolutionary 1780s, the decade when Wolfgang Amadaeus Mozart was topping the charts, the new American states squabbled over their constitution, and Marie Antionette reached the highest and lowest points in her royal career. 

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