Mark Stoneman

Independent Historian / Freelance Editor and Translator

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. . . A friend called me full of sadness, full of anxiety about conflict, about war. Why not leave the country? But despair is no answer. To combat authoritarianism, to call out lies, to struggle honorably and fiercely in the name of American ideals—that is what is left to do. That is all there is to do.

David Remnick, “An American Tragedy,” The New Yorker, November 9, 2016.