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Richard Holbrooke and the Lost Idealism of a Generation

Holbrooke’s public and personal life captures the contradictions of a cohort of liberals that came of age in the 1960s.

David Klion

History

The Truth Behind the Assassination of the South African PM

When my relative stabbed PM Hendrik Verwoerd to death, he was described as a “madman”—but he was really trying to bring down apartheid.

Nikos Konstandaras
Immigration Policy

Immigration Is for Rich People

The Trump administration’s public charge rule treats noncitizens as a commodity—but their status was always for sale.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
Economy

Rooting for a Recession Is Dangerous—Especially Under Trump

Unless Democrats offer real alternatives, an economic downturn will only lead to more misery and social strife.

Jeet Heer
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Politics

Militarization Has Become Our National Religion

As attitudes toward war grow dangerously worshipful in the US, quitting our endless wars becomes all the more difficult.

William Astore

Steve King Is Racist, Misogynist—and Not that Different From Other Republicans

He just says the quiet parts loud.

Elie Mystal

This Is a New Low

When Trump encouraged Israel to bar Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, he set another stunningly awful precedent.

John Nichols

world

India’s Constitutional Coup in Kashmir Is Sowing the Seeds of Renewed Rebellion

Among Kashmiri Muslims, India is a foreign country and a hostile enemy. The latest decrees have provoked sorrow, despair, and anger.

Barbara Crossette

The Truth Behind the Assassination of the South African PM

When my relative stabbed PM Hendrik Verwoerd to death, he was described as a “madman”—but he was really trying to bring down apartheid.

Nikos Konstandaras

The Current Migrant Crisis Was Created by US Foreign Policy, Not Trump

The roots of our migrant crisis trace back to decades of US interventionism and bloody coups in Central America.

Rebecca Gordon

From the Magazine

CULTURE

Alex Katz’s Downtown Dreams

In a recent show curated by the New York painter and sculptor, as well as a showcase of his new work, his particular artistic psychogeography comes to life.

Barry Schwabsky

‘Official Secrets’ Reveals How Little We Still Know About the Push for War in Iraq

In 2003, Katharine Gun risked everything to try to stop the war. The reporter who broke her story—coming to the big screen later this month—reminds us how many questions remain unanswered.

Martin Bright

Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Long Arc of Reconstruction

In his new book, Gates argues that the history of American democracy has always been one of constant push and pull.

Robert Greene II

Watch and Listen

Listen: Want to Change Your City? Start In Your Community

Helen Gym is a Philadelphia city councilperson who strongly believes that power doesn’t come from city hall—it comes from the people.

August 13, 2019

Listen: The Road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Jules Boykoff stops by the show to talk about a recent trip with Dave to Tokyo.

August 6, 2019

View: PHOTOS: ‘I Haven’t Met Anybody in the Area Who Actually Wants to Take the Walls Down’

Belfast’s so-called “peace lines” were supposed to come down over a decade ago. Why are they still there?

June 5, 2019

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