Thank you for D.D. Guttenplan’s short and inspiring article [“Yes He Kahn,” June 6/13]. The election of Sadiq Khan as mayor of London is a true source of hope for other Global North countries—a great step forward and a wake-up call for the United States.
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Sign of the Times?
“Monopolized” by Mike Konczal [June 6/13] made me think of the comment Victor Serge made while reporting from Germany in 1923: “The monopolist is one of the last products of an exploiting society in disintegration.”
Connecting the Dots
I was surprised several months ago to see Frank Luntz interviewing folks about current affairs on CBS. He’s a longtime strategist for the Christian right, so I found it hard to believe that CBS would employ him as an unbiased reporter.
My surprise turned to disgust when I read David Bromwich’s “A Surviving Remnant” [June 6/13], which describes Luntz’s advice to fossil-fuel interests: Don’t “‘raise economic arguments first’ but rather ‘continue to make the lack of scientific certainty a primary issue.’ ”
Surely CBS has money for adequate research on its putative experts. That is what makes the network’s use of Luntz’s talents so surprising. This observation is just one more reason why The Nation is so important for honest and thorough journalism.
Left to Her Own Devices?
I would love to make sure that Hillary Clinton reads Bruce Shapiro’s article “How to Stop Trump” [June 6/13]. It hits the nail on the head: She can’t swerve right and win this election. Hopefully, voter turnout will surprise us all in the general election.