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Over a decade after its publication, Mark Hertsgaard’s The Eagle’s Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World remains a remarkable and essential work of reporting. Written in the months following the September 11 attacks, the book provides a wide array of accounts of how U.S. culture, politics, and foreign policy are perceived by people from all walks of life in 15 countries. The impressions are sometimes sobering, and combined they provide a vital and fascinating view of America as it is seen from afar.

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

Guillermo Garcia, a soccer coach, was fundraising for his daughter's soccer team outside of an El Paso, Texas, Walmart on August 3, 2019 when a white supremacist opened fire, killing him and 22 others in what The New York Times called "the deadliest anti-Latino attack in modern American history." El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen told The Dallas Morning News that Patrick Crusius, who was 21 years old at the time, purchased a 7.62 mm caliber gun and drove some 10 hours west from Allen, Texas, to carry out the massacre.

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