rory nugent

Selected Works

BOOK
A report from the water's edge on the people, ideas and culture zooming toward the vanishing point
A GREAT RIDE ON THE TRAIL OF THE RAREST DUCK IN THE WORLD
JOURNALISM
A VISIT TO HELL ON EARTH: SOUTHERN SUDAN
THE VIEW FROM INSIDE THE WHEELHOUSE CHARTING RADICAL ISLAM'S COURSE LEADING TO 9-11
WRITTEN IN '94, THIS REMAINS THE STANDARD ARTICLE ON THE IRA
Atlantic Magazine
The world's largest, most expensive cruise ship slips into the water as the recession blows a gale
Journalism
A simple meal in a complex place

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DOWN AT THE DOCKS


"Made of white oak, she was. Hardly a splice in her. They don't make boats like the Magnificence no more, Sword says. And they make trees like they used no more, neither. Wood be gone. Look around and all you see is steel. Everywhere steel. Steel...What used to be just aint no more>'

Our future is as good as gone, Mako says...Fishermen are like what mill workers used to be, on the wrong side of tomorrow.

PHOTO BY v.creeper As the electronic age blossomed, outsourcing part of deal, the smokestack city withered. In the past 25 years, New Bedford lost 35,000 manufacturing jobs. The mill buildings which were once important components of the nation's engine room now provide the fire department with work but few others.

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Fire at the dock

The old engine that powered the nation from bottom of the heap to top of the pile is kaput. The country is on to something new and unacommodating to remnants of the past.