What Airports Can Tell Us About Histories of Regional Development
by Eric Porter
From the perspective of travelers, airports appear as generic "non-places." But for people who aren't just passing through—entrepreneurs, activists, and especially workers—their particularity makes them sites of struggle that shape the life of a region. Historians have much to learn from them, too.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Landing at Dulles Airport, I Encountered a Case Study in How to Spread a Pandemic
by Cheryl Bernard
Upon landing, I spent three hours in a jammed immigration hall trying to decide which analogy fit better: the ignorant Middle Ages during the plague years or the most chaotic airport in the least developed country.
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