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May 9-16, 2016 Issue
Cover art by: Sandra Bland / Facebook.
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What Happened to Sandra Bland?
To answer that question, you must begin way before she died in a Texas jail.
The Black Lives Matter Movement Is Most Visible on Twitter. Its True Home Is Elsewhere.
For the movement to survive, it needs to focus on work that doesn’t lend itself to 140 characters.
A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World
But first the two movements will have to rediscover their shared roots in a fundamental critique of an economy and a society that value things more than lives.
James Gustave Speth
J. Phillip Thompson III
Five Books: These Histories of Black Struggle Should Inform Us in 2016
Women Won’t Have Equality Until Dads Stay Home
Here’s how it works.
Bernie Sanders Is Not Going to Be President of the United States—He Should Keep Running Anyway
Millions of Americans still need a champion, and the Democratic Party needs his supporters.
Time for a US Apology to El Salvador
Obama recently expressed regret for US support of Argentina’s “dirty war.” It’s time Washington did the same regarding our active backing of right-wing butchery in El Salvador.
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Donald Trump’s Virtual Reality
What happens when we create our own truths online?
Patricia J. Williams
The Art of the Whine
North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Is Not the Way to Keep Women Safe
The threats to women’s safety are posed by men, not trans women. So why should trans women suffer for those sins?
Books and the Arts
How to Succeed on Broadway!
Why is Arthur Miller one of the most lauded American playwrights—and one of the most vilified?
Hume’s Call to Action
For philosophy to be effective, it has to understand the world in which it operates. David Hume brought history and politics to the realm of ideas.
Can an Unfinished Piece of Art Also Be Complete?
An exhibit at the Met Breuer explores the differences between completing and finishing an artwork.
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Letters From the May 9-16, 2016, Issue
Too much Trump!… Crime and collective punishment… Not-so-ancient history… Many bites of the Apple?…
Puzzle No. 3397
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto