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Teaching Essay Writing in Pyongyang

I taught English to college students in North Korea. They struggled with the concept of an essay.

Nov. 28 2014 8:01 PMThe Trolls Among UsIf you want to comment on this article, you shouldn’t be allowed to be anonymous.
Nov. 21 2014 4:14 PMHate Thy NeighborHow Israel teaches its citizens all the wrong lessons.
Nov. 18 2014 10:12 AMDid Abdul-Rahman Kassig Deny ISIS the Ending It Wanted?
Nov. 14 2014 8:00 PMWhy Germans Want to Change the SubjectThey’d rather debate the future of processed food than acknowledge Putin’s military aggression.
Nov. 13 2014 11:54 AMWhite FlightAmerica’s white supremacists are ignored at home. So they are looking to start over with a little help from Europe’s far right.
Nov. 11 2014 11:14 AMWould an Iranian Nuclear Deal Be Good for Human Rights?Maybe. But a breakdown in talks could usher in another brutal crackdown.
Oct. 31 2014 4:00 PM“We Are Here”The new Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a testament to people everywhere who have fought to exist.
Oct. 23 2014 3:47 PMUkraine’s Slow Descent Into MadnessWhile it fights rebels in the east, Kiev is beginning to crumble from the inside.
Oct. 17 2014 3:35 PMDon’t Accept Putin’s Version of HistoryThe West didn’t provoke Russia. It gave it more credit than it deserved.
Oct. 3 2014 10:23 PMA Suicide PactISIS’s beheading videos have done nothing but mobilize the West for war.
Oct. 2 2014 3:30 PMBe Afraid, Be Just a Little AfraidIs it possible that ISIS’s Western recruits could attack America? Of course, but the danger is being blown out of proportion.
Sept. 29 2014 10:00 PM“Everything Must Change in Italy”An interview with Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi.
Sept. 29 2014 8:03 AM“The West Has Been in a State of Shock”An interview with Estonian President Toomas Ilves.
Sept. 24 2014 8:00 PM“Why Are We So Busy Trying Not to Offend Putin?”An interview with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.
Sept. 19 2014 1:56 PMScotland’s Attack on the Status QuoExpect more political earthquakes across Europe.
Nov. 28 2014 12:11 PMPutin’s Chosen PeopleWhat’s behind the Russian president’s close relationship with an Orthodox Jewish sect?
Nov. 18 2014 4:01 PMPutin the PariahThe Russian president is isolated, shunned, and ignored. And that makes him even more dangerous.
Nov. 18 2014 4:00 AMSlate Voice: “Russia Gets Religion”From Moscow, Josh Keating reports on a religious revival in Putin’s Russia.
Nov. 13 2014 5:09 PMDistrust and VerifyWhy Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s obstacles to a nuclear deal are surprisingly similar to President Obama’s.
Nov. 11 2014 5:48 PMRussia Gets ReligionIs Vladimir Putin trying to build a new Orthodox empire?
Nov. 7 2014 12:56 PM“The Japan-U.S. Alliance Is the Cornerstone of Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Relations”An interview with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Oct. 24 2014 2:46 PM“In the End, We Should Be Able to Defend Ourselves by Ourselves”An interview with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.
Oct. 20 2014 6:49 PMGod’s OligarchOne of Vladimir Putin’s favorite businessmen wants to start an Orthodox Christian Fox News and return Russia to its glorious czarist past.
Oct. 9 2014 10:28 AMCapturing the NewsPresident Erdogan’s new style of media censorship is less brutal—and much more effective.
Oct. 3 2014 8:00 PMForeign IntrigueWhy dictatorships can’t believe in spontaneity.
Oct. 1 2014 6:41 PMThe World’s Politest ProtestersThe Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
Sept. 29 2014 3:59 PMAmazing Images From Hong Kong’s Umbrella RevolutionHong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters take to the streets, with firm grips on their rights and their umbrellas. 
Sept. 25 2014 9:26 PMHow Mexico Has Reduced Its Murder Rate by 29 PercentAn interview with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Sept. 23 2014 6:40 PMCoalition of the PresentableDon’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.
Sept. 16 2014 4:08 PMMore Than Scottish PrideScotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

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