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#334: He Paid For America’s Fear

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Happy Thursday, loyal readers. Thank you for opening this week’s issue.
I was reminded last Thursday at HHH of the kindness and joy of our reading community (photo evidence here and here and here). As usual, our gathering was sold out! I’m looking for (non-Zoom) ways to bring together loyal readers who don’t live in the Bay Area. After all, reading is often made better in conversation with other thoughtful and generous people. I’d love to hear your ideas.
The first two articles in this week’s issue discuss the power of fear in our society. This lead article, “He Paid For America’s Fear,” tells the story of Hamid Hayat, born an American citizen of Pakistani descent, who was swept up by the FBI after 9/11 and wrongfully convicted of terrorism. If you can, please read this piece along with “The United States Is Not A Nation Of Immigrants,” which explores our country’s longstanding xenophobia and fear of enemy invasion. Rounding off today’s issue are a statistical and analytical takedown of the U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings and a heartfelt and personal reflection on fatherhood by a man living with cancer.
I hope that you’ll read one or more of these pieces and that you have a great (reading-filled) weekend coming up!

He Paid For America’s Fear
The United States Is Not “A Nation of Immigrants”
VIP Mahogney made a wise decision to stay for last week’s HHH grand prize raffle, in which she won The Highlighter Socks. You too can win these soft and stylish feet companions! The next HHH is Thursday, June 2.
VIP Mahogney made a wise decision to stay for last week’s HHH grand prize raffle, in which she won The Highlighter Socks. You too can win these soft and stylish feet companions! The next HHH is Thursday, June 2.
How Columbia University Gamed The U.S. News And World Report Algorithm
Fatherhood, Cancer, And What Matters
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Mark Isero
Mark Isero @iserotope

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