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Ben Mauk

Ben Mauk’s work appears in the London Review of Books, the New Yorker, Granta, and many other publications. His reportage on asylum issues is supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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The Useful Village

Spring 2017 | Reporting

In the fall of 2015, Germany designated Sumte, population 102, as a sanctuary for nearly 800 refugees. What followed was a living experiment in the country’s principles.