Articles by Patti McCracken

Immigrant Test

Resurrecting the cities felled by war was a burden too high for Germany to undertake without extra hands and hammers pitching in to help. So in the years following World War II, the country welcomed -- encouraged -- guest workers... Read More

'There Is No Europe Here'

RIBNITSA, Transnistria -- I ask myself what is a nation. I am traveling in the back seat of a car and Vitalie sits to my right. He has been animated and chatty on this trip, but as we roll toward... Read More

Fear of the Other

Not long ago, I was riding the U-bahn in Vienna; the train ducked into underground stops, thundered through the concrete tunnels, and then re-emerged at street level at a more ambling pace. Slow enough, anyway, for me to catch... Read More

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