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Articles by Andrew Solomon: International Reporting

Oct 2016

Travel must be available for all to counter the closed-mindedness of Brexit

I believe that we should consider travel not a superfluity only for those with cash and leisure, but a part of every good citizen’s rights and responsibilities.

Sep 2016

Against the Wall

How have walls come to be so popular in a time when globalism would seem to be knocking down walls?

Jun 2016

A Perilous Nationalism at Brexit

It is an ostrich point of view not wholly unfamiliar in America: by refusing to look at the rest of the globe, one forestalls seeing oneself.

May 2016

Travel as the Antidote to Xenophobia

The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world.

Nov 2014

Myanmar’s Moment

Myanmar boasts a fierce, proud, and kind population who will go to almost any lengths to make you feel welcome.

Jul 2014

Gay, Jewish, Mentally Ill, and a Sponsor of Gypsies in Romania

The author returns to Romania, whence his grandparents fled pogroms and poverty.

May 2014

The Stolen Generations

The fact that so many Indigenous children continue to be taken into care is deeply concerning – but there are no simple answers.

Feb 2013

In Bed With the President of Ghana?

The fact that local propagandists can plausibly suggest that the president of a West African country is in the hands of gay lobbyists reflects a changing world.

Oct 2011

Elegy for Qaddafi

Freedom from Muammar Qaddafi and his family is very good news for Libya; indeed, his demise is good news for the world.

Oct 2011

Revitalizing Rio de Janeiro

Antonio Carlos Jobim once explained, “New York is great, but it’s a mess; Rio is a mess, but it’s great.”