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James Astill

James Astill

is The Economist’s Washington bureau chief and Lexington columnist

Dreams of their forefathers

A journey across South Dakota commemorates the biggest mass execution in American history and exemplifies a cultural re-awakening among native Americans. James Astill joined the ride

America’s first sport

James Astill, The Economist’s Washington correspondent, argues that Americans might still be playing cricket, had it not been for the civil war