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March 6, 2017, Issue
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49 Years Ago, Harry Belafonte Hosted the Tonight Show—and It Was Amazing
He interviewed RFK and MLK months before their deaths. Fifteen of 25 guests were African American.
What It’s Like to Be Black and Pregnant When You Know How Dangerous That Can Be
I knew I had a find a way to have a healthy birth—despite what the statistics were telling me.
What’s Killing America’s Black Infants?
Racism is fueling a national health crisis.
Resisting Trump Is Not Enough
Progressives also need to advance a concrete agenda, and that means taking on Democrats-In-Name-Only.
Robert L. Borosage
Why Trump Lies
Rattled by the resistance movement, Trump and his sycophants are just making stuff up.
If Trump Wants to Defeat ISIS, He’d Better Stop Alienating Muslims
From the Salafi Muslims who beat the terrorists in Libya to the Shiite militias of Iraq, they are crucial allies in this fight.
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Honor Is a Tool for Repression in the Age of Trump
Shutting up Elizabeth Warren is part of a long tradition of upholding gentlemen’s status at the expense of truth.
Patricia J. Williams
Populists in Place
The Trump-Bibi-Murdoch Love Triangle Puts Us All at Risk
Flouting the laws and sacrificing truth, the new mogul empire is a perpetual-motion machine fueled almost entirely on bullshit.
Books and the Arts
Epivir, d4T, Crixivan
Is ‘The Salesman’ the Best Foreign-Language Film of 2016?
Stuart Klawans on Asghar Farhadi’s new feature.
Saul Friedländer’s Many Lives
What is the relationship between the Holocaust’s history and its memory?
Peter E. Gordon
Edward Jay Epstein’s Alternative Facts
A new book suggests Snowden may have been a spy, but what it reveals is its author’s own duplicity.
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Letters From the March 6, 2017, Issue
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Puzzle No. 3423
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto