Linguist, lexicographer, writer, editor, broadcaster

“In Some Ways, Rebels Without a Cause,” by John Lancaster, from the

;Better known for suicide bombings and fanatical teenage soldiers trained to swallow cyanide capsules in the face of capture, the ethnic Tamil separatist movement may be the only terrorist organization—at least as defined by the United States and several allies—with its own traffic-enforcement division. Blue-uniformed Tiger police use radar guns to catch speeders, assessing fines of $2.60 a pop.

author avatar
Grant Barrett