Sophie Pinkham

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Cyber Panic

Cyber Panic

If the hack is a “political 9/11,” should we retaliate by invading and destroying Russia?

The current panic uses a definition of hacking that rates very low on the scale of cyberattacks, and blurs the line between actual security breaches and the dissemination of political propaganda.

The Kingdom of the Dead

The Kingdom of the Dead

For post-Soviet people, Crimea was a gigantic madeleine.

We had to get away from the Moldovans: one morning I looked out of our cave and saw one of them standing on a rock and playing his drimba, or mouth harp, wearing nothing but a bandanna and a plaid shirt, his penis flapping in time with his twanging.