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July 31-August 7, 2017, Issue
Cover art by: Curt Merlo.
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The Caravan Against Fear Is Fighting Trump’s Border Wall
Resistance, in this environment, is at least as much about crafting alternative stories of community and humanity.
American Democracy Is Now Under Siege by Both Cyber-Espionage and GOP Voter Suppression
The same Republicans who benefited from Russian hacking in the 2016 election have been suppressing the vote for years.
How Can We Ensure Survival in a New Era of Nuclear Brinkmanship?
The era of amnesia is over—if we needed a wake-up call, the North Korean ICBM test supplied it with a vengeance.
Michael T. Klare
I Tried to Use My Privilege to Defend a Stranger From Racism—and I Might Have Made the Situation Worse
And a reader with radical dreams is trapped in a lame nonprofit job.
Wait, You Want Health Insurance Companies to Cover Sick People?
But how’s that profitable?
Venus Williams, a Car Accident, and the Outrageous Police Response
The tennis legend was publicly blamed for a man’s death, only to be exonerated thanks to
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Democrats Must Become America’s Anti-Gerrymandering Party
The opposition party should embrace a sweeping reform agenda that embraces the promise of voting rights, competitive elections, and genuinely representative democracy.
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Donald Jr. Meets the Russians
Hey, Democratic Candidates: Pro-Choice Women Are Your Base
Running an anti-choice candidate might pick up a few Republican votes—at the expense of turning off the party’s loyal voters.
Books and the Arts
Eppur si muove
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
The Spirit of Prog Rock
Its creative ambitions were engulfed by its pretensions.
Martin Luther’s Revolution
The Protestant Reformation transformed not just Christianity but also our political and economic worlds.
A Billionaires’ Republic
American democracy has always been threatened by concentrations of wealth as much as those of power.
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Letters From the July 31-August 7, 2017, Issue
Friend in the end… Pyrrhic impeachment… Defending the fourth estate… Backlash as whiplash…
Puzzle No. 3437
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto