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Worldcrunch Magazine #50 — Why Wars Don't Ever End

September 18 - September 24, 2023

Worldcrunch Magazine #50 — Why Wars Don't Ever End

Here's the latest edition of Worldcrunch Magazine, a selection of our best articles of the week from top international journalists, produced exclusively in English for Worldcrunch readers.


Our cover story, by Polish writer Szczepan Twardoch for Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza — during his three trips to Donbas and Kharkhiv in early 2023 — posed a crucial question for Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines of the war in Ukraine: "What will you do when the war ends?". Which has, in turn, led to several follow-up questions and theories about what Ukraine and Russia would be like. Which begs an even bigger, and possibly more important, question: is the meaning of every war defined by what comes after it?

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Table of Contents

Why Wars Never End — A Novelist’s Notes From The Ukraine Front Line | Gazeta Wyborcza By Szczepan Twardoch

The Science Of Designing A Sanctions Model That Really Hurts Moscow | Vazhnyye Istorii By Ekaterina Mereminskaya

Libya Flood, A “Natural” Disaster Made Of Climate Change And Colonialism | La Stampa By Mario Tozzi

Why Morocco Still Won’t Accept Earthquake Aid From France? | France Inter By Pierre Haski

Lithium Mining: Repeating Old Cycles Of Global Exploitation | Ethic By Carmen Contreras Tellez

Too Soon? Ukraine’s War Crime Tours And The Limits Of “Dark Tourism” | Worldcrunch By Yannick Champion-Osselin

Meet The Buddhists Head-Banging To Enlightenment Through Death Metal | Die Welt By Fabian Peltsch

Chiara Ferragni, The Italian Exception That Proves The Influencer Rule | La Stampa By Maria Corbi

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

red tinted photo of feet on a bed

Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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