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Who was Rahmatullah Hashemi?

April 25, 2014 • 0
In August 2005, at the start of Yale’s fall semester classes, Rahmatullah Hashemi took his seat among 150 other students in Luce Hall room 101. It was around 1 p.m. on the first day of Politi-cal Science 145, “Terrorism: Past, Present and Future,” taught by professor Douglass Woodwell. Though only a freshman that August, Hashemi »
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Question and Answer with New York Times Magazine author Chip Brown

April 25, 2014 • 0
Q: What was your original objective when writing the story?  A: I had several objectives: the first was simply to write an account of a very bright young man’s remarkable and — oddly enough — very American journey from war-time refugee whose formal schooling ended in the fourth grade to his discovery of modern multicultural America and »