The Past Is Never Dead

This week, we look at how selective coverage shapes our view of foreign borders, conflicts and historical figures — from Syria to Winston Churchill. Plus, a conversation with the editor-in-chief of National Geographic about their latest issue unpacking tricky issues of race, starting with the magazine's troubled past.
  1. Thalia Beaty [@tkbeaty], reporter for Storyful, on the latest coverage of the war in Syria.

  2. Miranda Bogen [@mbogen], policy analyst at Upturn, on the perilous geopolitics of Google Maps

  3. Susan Goldberg [@susanbgoldberg], editor-in-chief of National Geographic, on how the magazine is reckoning with racist coverage in its past.

  4. Madhusree Mukerjee [@Madhusree1984], author of Churchill's Secret War, on the ruthless legacy of Winston Churchill you didn't see in his latest Hollywood treatment. 

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