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July 20 2019
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Alexandra Fuller at work in her cabin near Pinedale, Wyoming, in 2008.

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller

There’s a grim fascination to lives caught in the quicksand of historic denial. Scarlett O’Hara clinging to Tara in her infamous green dress. Die-hard Communists in the old Soviet Republics waxing nostalgic about the halcyon days of the hammer and sickle. British ex-colonial clerks waiting for servants to bow and scrape, even decades after India’s independence.

The regimes change, but the delusions persist.

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