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Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

This Week: Armageddon, a kiss, black freedom fighters, Amos and Andy, Mel Gibson and more.


The State of the Presidential Debate

by Jill Lepore

How should candidates—and voters—argue about politics?


We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People

by Bill Moyers

Saving the Soul of Democracy


15 Years after 9/11, can we Recover our Republic?

by Juan Cole

Making sure the Constitution and our rights are strong is the best way of honoring the victims of the 9/11 attacks.


The Virtue of an Educated Voter

by Alan Taylor

The Founders believed that a well-informed electorate preserves our fragile democracy and benefits American society as a whole. We are dangerously far from their vision today.


Is Trump an Aberration?

by Aviva Chomsky

The Dark History of the “Nation of Immigrants”


Another Obama Apology Tour?

by Author

It’s true that on Tuesday the president didn’t actually apologize in Laos for American actions in the 1960s, but he danced right up to the line.


Xi Jinping’s Authoritarianism Does a Disservice to China’s Nuanced Political Tradition

by Jeffrey Wasserstrom and Kate Merkel-Hess

Depicting China’s people as inheritors of a single set of values, rather than individuals shaped by and able to draw on many strands of indigenous culture, is wrong.


Finding My Own Truth As Poland Rewrites Holocaust History

by Tamara Micner

Do Jews and Poles want to perpetuate narratives that deny the differences within Polish society during World War II? Or do we want to heal?


Was the E.R.A.’s Defeat Really a Loss for Feminism?

Did feminists win even though the E.R.A. was defeated? A New York Times roundtable.


History tells us that the Calais wall would not be fit for purpose

by Sean Lang

Incredibly, 27 years after the world celebrated the fall of the detested Berlin Wall, barriers are back in fashion.



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