Patrick Lawrence

Patrick Lawrence is a longtime columnist, essayist, critic, and lecturer, whose most recent books are Somebody Else’s Century: East and West in a Post-Western World and Time No Longer: America After the American Century. His website is

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Monday, March 27, 2017
 Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?
Tw o striking stories, back to back, come our way as spring arrives. I cannot get either out of my mind—for what they say, for what they imply about everyone unmentioned in them, for what they do not say. On March 10, Stephen O’Brien stood up at the UN Secretariat in Manhattan to announce that 20...
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