Weekly conversations with leading journalists and thinkers to make sense of the history happening all around usEpisode 43
The Syria Disaster, Seven Years InLong the crossroads of civilizations, Syria has now spent seven years as the proxy warzone of great powers. With over half a million dead and millions more displaced, the conflict is now “arguably the world’s largest humanitarian disaster since World War II,” writes Andrew Tabler in The Atlantic. “The Syrian Civil War now threatens to morph into the Syria War—a regional conflagration which seems likely to burn for a generation. And civilians are cursed to live it, and die in it, every day.” How did we get here? And what comes next?
- “How Syria Came to This” (Andrew Tabler, April 15, 2018)
- “What If There Is No Ethical Way to Act in Syria Now?” (Sigal Samuel, April 13, 2018)
- “The Obama Doctrine” (Jeffrey Goldberg, April 2016 Issue)
- “The Syrian War Is Actually Many Wars” (Krishnadev Calamur, April 13, 2018)
- “Trump's Selective Empathy for Syrian War Victims” (Krishnadev Calamur, April 18, 2018)
- The Poems of Max Ehrmann (Max Ehrmann, 1906)
A weekly conversation between editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg and the figures shaping societyEpisode 21
Pete SouzaPete Souza spent eight years photographing the Obama White House, an effort he now chronicles his new book Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Souza joins The Atlantic's editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg to share the stories behind his most famous photos: a 5-year-old boy patting the president's head, the tense scene in the Situation Room during the mission against Osama bin Laden, and many more. What was it like to be a fly on the wall in the West Wing?