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July 16-23, 2018, Issue
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Americans Are Sick of Endless War
With years of foreign-policy failures, why has so little changed?
Will the Foreign-Policy Establishment Learn From Trump’s Election Victory?
The elites have reinforced a global order in which the “winners” are protected and the “losers” are ignored.
Robert L. Borosage
Nuclear Weapons Pose the Ultimate Threat to Mankind
A growing number of movements are dedicated to making sure they’re banned.
China’s Bigger Economic Threat
Would the US be better off helping stabilize the Chinese economy, rather than gearing up for a trade war?
A World for All of Us, Not Just the Billionaires
To fight today’s extreme inequality, we must strengthen the coalition of progressive democrats and challenge the global oligarchy.
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Snapshots of Our Bloated Military Budget
The Pentagon has seriously misplaced priorities.
Extreme Inequality Creates Global Disorder
And it’s a problem that can only have a political solution.
James K. Galbraith
It’s Time for the United States to Adopt a New Humanitarian Grand Strategy
Rather than continue along our current path of retreat, the country must dedicate itself to responding to—and preventing—global crises.
No More Blank Checks for War
With Trump in the White House, Congress must reassert its role in governing the use of military force.
Rep. Barbara Lee
Climate Change Is Our Most Critical National-Security Challenge
To face it, Washington needs to end the subsidies that enrich the hydrocarbon industry.
How to Challenge the Elite Consensus for Endless War
There’s only one way: We have to harness the energy of millions of fed-up voters.
Andrew J. Bacevich
Why We Need a Wider Foreign-Policy Debate
The establishment consensus has failed. Citizen intervention can change that.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Congress Must Act to Stop US Involvement in the Yemen War
By partnering with conservatives to rein in presidential overreach, progressive advocates for peace are laying the groundwork for a sea change in US foreign policy.
Rep. Ro Khanna
‘The Menace Is Inequality’: A Conversation With Podemos’s Pablo Iglesias
The general secretary of Spain’s leading leftist party discusses how to confront global capitalism.
Why the Supreme Court’s Voter-Purge Ruling Is So Damaging
decision fuels the GOP voter-suppression campaign—but citizens have a chance to fight back in this fall’s midterms.
Donald Trump Owns Zero Tolerance
But both Democrats and Republicans have criminalized immigration.
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The Generational Trauma of Separating Families
The roots of Trump’s child-detention policy are in American history.
Patricia J. Williams
The Death of Philip Roth’s ‘Lox and Bagels’ Judaism
The novelist’s life tracked the rise and fall of a golden age of secular American Jewry.
Books & the Arts
What Will the State Look Like in an Era of Ecological Disaster?
Hobbes for an age of accelerated climate change.
How Did Vietnam Transform White Supremacy?
Kathleen Belew’s sobering new history tracks the hidden relationship between the war and a resurgence in racial violence.
The Presence and Absence of Basquiat
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Letters From the July 16-23, 2018, Issue
Solidarity forever… The only way home… Naming, shaming…
Puzzle No. 3470
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto