A summer evening in 2009. Rui and I stopped at St. Mark’s Bookshop at Astor Place to read after a day in the Tompkins Square Park playground and an early supper nearby. Rui and I frequently sat on little seats in front of the children’s books there, where I read him nearly everything on the … More Thanksgiving
As President Obama returned Sunday from a trip to Asia that was filled with signs that the United States plans to be a counterweight to Beijing’s growing influence in that region, Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates have stepped up their denunciation of China’s trade practices, casting the country as predatory and a culprit for … More China Syndrome: What’s Political Economy Got To Do With Japanese International Child Abduction?
Distress crept up hard this week, and I’ve learned that no amount of preparation can match the psyche, blow for blow, when it comes to Rui’s abduction to and by Japan. I cannot mourn him because that implies resignation. I am not now, nor will I allow myself the luxury of becoming resigned, nor will … More Situational Hostility of a Japanese State-Sanctioned Child Abduction
Louis Prager Born November 16, 2005 Kidnapped to Japan June 2010 Abused by the government of Japan Betrayed by the government of the United States And loved by his Daddy