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Special Series: Finding Sanctuary
April 17, 2017, Issue
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April 17, 2017, Issue
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The Salvadoran Town That Can’t Forget
Will exhumations bring the survivors of the El Mozote massacre together, or tear them apart once again?
Sarah Esther Maslin
Policing the Colony: From the American Revolution to Ferguson
King George’s tax collectors abused police powers to fill his coffers. Sound familiar?
Trump Is Alt-Wrong
Why Trump’s Climate-Wrecking Agenda Could Fail
Activists as well as local and state governments are fighting back—but global energy markets could be his most powerful opponents.
The Tea Party Helped Build the Bridge to Single Payer
By pushing a draconian repeal of Obamacare, they awakened a giant. Thanks, guys!
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The Perception of Liberal Bias in the Newsroom Has Nothing Whatsoever to Do With Reality
Insisting without evidence that the mainstream media leans left, press critics do the right wing’s bidding.
Trump Fails to Close His First Big Washington Deal
Americans Everywhere Benefit From the NEA and NEH
And that includes coal miners who voted for Trump.
Books and the Arts
The Red Emigrant
For Isaac Deutscher, exile helped him discover his real community—the internationalist left.
Ali Smith’s Novel of Disintegration
’s recurring themes is our willed blindness to what threatens our sense of order—from climate change to financial and political insecurity.
Terence Davies’s Counter-Séance
A Quiet Passion
doesn’t pretend to recall the skeptical spirit of Emily Dickinson to the land of the living but rather projects you into her departed world.
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Letters From the April 17, 2017, Issue
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Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto