Alex W. Palmer

Smithsonian Magazine - - Contributors -

The writer, whose work has ap­peared in the New York Times Mag­a­zine and Slate, spent 18 months in China re­port­ing on hu­man rights abuses and cen­sor­ship, which pre­pared him to an­a­lyze Spain’s soul-search­ing de­ci­sion about hon­or­ing vic­tims of its civil war (p. 94). “In both coun­tries the sto­ries are about what hap­pens when you try to si­lence peo­ple and sup­press their pain.”

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