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Opp-Art: Dispatches from the resistance
April 2, 2018, Issue
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April 2, 2018, Issue
Cover art by:
/ Eggert Jóhannesson
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Walter Jones Jr. Is a Voice of Dissent in the GOP
Haunted by his vote to authorize the Iraq War, the Republican congressman is standing up against US military actions.
A New Generation of Women Is Coming to Power
From New Zealand to Namibia, they’re building a more humane society.
Meet Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Iceland’s Left-Wing, Environmentalist, Feminist Prime Minister
She’s one of a number of young women leaders who offer a refreshing contrast to right-wing populism.
Teaching Class Solidarity
A growing movement is finding creative ways to educate teens about economic justice.
Language Is a ‘War Zone’: A Conversation With Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
The Kenyan author discusses colonialism and abandoning English to write in his native Kikuyu.
The New Cold War Is Here—and Now 3 Major Powers Are Involved
The world contains more potential flash points than ever before.
Michael T. Klare
When the DCCC Calls, Hang Up the Phone
After the committee savaged candidate Laura Moser in Houston, it’s clear progressives are better off supporting other organizations.
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Encountering Ghosts in Family Photos, Historical Dolls, and ‘Black Panther’
Mythmaking can connect the past to the present, and reveal a promised future.
Patricia J. Williams
Jared Kushner, White House Real-Estate Developer
Let’s Get Real About Russiagate
Some on the left are still waving away the inconvenient facts that don’t fit with their politics.
Books and the Arts
Waiting for Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment
The genre that Pinker’s latest book most closely resembles is not 18th-century
but a TED Talk.
David A. Bell
Zadie Smith’s Dream City
In a moment when ideological surety is the order of the day,
asks us to remember that another mode of thought is possible.
‘Black Panther,’ Beyond Expectations
The big-budget pop movie surprises with themes and emotions that might escape the attention of action fans but are present all the same.
Into the Latin American Songbook
No contemporary artist has reimagined Latin American folk songs as elegantly and tenderly as Natalia Lafourcade.
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Letters From the April 2, 2018, Issue
No magazine is an island… Never mind Armageddon… Executive dysfunction… Behold the nothing that is…
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Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto