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Summer 2014

Summer 2014

Volume 90, Number 3

  • Chris Berdik on the future of Cambodia’s most vital waterway
  • Lisa M. Hamilton on the Open Source Seed Initiative’s radical plan
  • Esther Kaplan on a bitter truth about American manufacturing
  • Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah on tangled multigenerational secrets
  • Jesse Dukes on Civil War reenactors and Southern identity
  • Fiction by Richard Bausch, Adam Boucher, and Josh Weil
  • Poetry by Jill Bialosky, Chanda Feldman, John Freeman, T J Jarrett, and Brian Sneeden
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Summer 2014

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A water-taxi driver crosses the Tonle Sap lake, heading toward the mainland from the floating  village of Akol. (Luc Forsyth/Ruom)

The Giving Flood

Lake Tonle Sap, Cambodia’s “beating heart,” is threatened by the competing needs of a rapidly developing nation. Can a new kind of conservation save it?

Editor’s Desk








Author Profiles

Chris Berdik is a freelance science journalist and a former staff editor at the Atlantic and Mother Jones.

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah’s essays and criticism have appeared in the Believer, the Paris Review, Bookforum, Transition, and Rolling Stone.

Esther Kaplan is editor of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, an award-winning nonprofit journalism shop, and was the 2013 Josephine Patterson Albright fellow at the Alicia Patterson Foundation.