The cluster in Puerto Rico

Welcome back to The Long Version, a newsletter by Jonathan Myerson Katz. This edition was also published on Slate. I don’t know if we needed a seismic metaphor for the state of America’s empire, but the ground under Puerto Rico is giving us one. Hundreds of tiny earthquakes have rattled the main island’s south coast since mid-December. Most have been barely perceptible. But the relentless shaking is taking a toll. Thousands of people have left their homes,

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