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Matt Bivens is in his intern year at a Harvard-affiliated emergency medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a former editor of the Moscow Times who lived for years in Russia, and who covered the war in Chechnya for the Los Angeles Times. His journalism has
appeared in Harper's, Playboy, the Nation, and many other publications. A longer version of this piece appeared on TomDispatch.com.