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Forgiving the Unforgivable: Geronimo’s Descendants Seek to Salve Generational Trauma

<b>1.<br>OKLAHOMA TO TEXAS</b><p>On a Monday in early August I find myself spooning soil from Geronimo’s grave at a prisoner of war cemetery in Oklahoma into a …

Smart Cities

How the Trump Show Gets Old

A big slump in season two is a hallmark of the president’s entire career. This time the “show” is the White House, and his response will affect the world. So what are we in for?<p>On September 20, 2004, the director of the Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles welcomed a packed crowd to an …

Donald Trump

How Did We Come to Know You?

<i>Audio:</i> Keith Gessen reads.<p>I was sitting in the kitchen one evening, checking my e-mail, when my grandmother told me she was going for a walk. It was snowing a little, and slippery—I could see that—but it wasn’t <i>too</i> slippery. Despite the cold, my grandmother had been out earlier to get some groceries …


Why Are We Used To Violence But Caught Off Guard By The Existence of Hurt?

flickr/Brian. RWe’ve gotten used to violence as background hum, yet we are unprepared to recognize and live alongside people who have been hurt.W hen …


Land of the Lawless | Ralph Nader

Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Lapham’s Quarterly</i> partner<p><b>I</b>n the late 1970s, I had lunch with the head of the Internal Revenue Service. I broached …

George W. Bush

Separation of Power | William Hogeland

The rule of law is making news. Representative headlines include “Trump’s All-Out Attack on the Rule of Law” (<i>The Nation</i>), “An Open Door to Anarchy: …


Fear of false negatives: AI and China’s nuclear posture

Understanding China’s insecurity about being able to detect “bolt-from-the-blue” attacks is crucial for gauging how it may integrate AI and autonomy …

Nuclear Energy

Autonomous Weapons Would Take Warfare To A New Domain, Without Humans

Killer robots have been a staple of TV and movies for decades, from <i>Westworld</i> to <i>The Terminator</i> series. But in the real world, killer robots are officially known as "autonomous weapons."<p>At the Pentagon, Paul Scharre helped create the U.S. policy for such weapons. In his new book, <i>Army of None:</i> …

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Do We Even Need Men?

Why do males exist? If you learned biology at school, your teachers will probably have told you it was because combining genes from different …


Worlds Apart

It is difficult to consider the state of the world in 2018 and not feel a sense of vertigo. Humanity has greater capacity for production than it has …


Global timber trafficking harms forests and costs billions of dollars – here's how to curb it

If a tree falls in the forest, do you care how it was brought down?<p>Few people think about where the wood in their furniture, floors or doors comes …


Jeff Bezos v the world: why all companies fear 'death by Amazon'

With its profound knowledge of its customers, Amazon can move into almost any sector – striking fear into the hearts of rivals. And the $740bn company is ‘just getting started’<p>The computer on which this article was written is sitting on a laptop stand that tells you everything you need to know …


The History of the Shariʿa

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What did Hannah Arendt really mean by the banality of evil?

Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for The New …

Israeli Government

Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story (and Country) Is This?

Watching the film <i>Phantom Thread</i>, I kept wondering why I was supposed to be interested in a control freak who is consistently unpleasant to all the …

Bernie Sanders

Demographics of the U.S. Military

Deployed around the world, the armed forces are a pillar of U.S. power and influence abroad. But many civilians are unfamiliar with their …


Sounding The Alarm About A New Russian Cyber Threat

In a rare joint statement, the U.S and U.K. last week warned that Russia is actively preparing for a future cyberwar against the West.<p>Of particular concern, according to a joint technical alert issued by the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team, is a Russian cyberattack on network infrastructure …


The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>X⁠—<p>Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was hoping that you’d show up again; I even …


No Reconciliation Without Truth

When it comes to the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow, there are two kinds of monuments in America. There are memorials that seek to honor this …

Black History

A Metaphor for the Planet | Jack Downey

Less than a week shy of the eighth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, which saw some 210 million gallons of oil hemorrhage into the …


Haunted by history

War, famine and persecution inflict profound changes on bodies and brains. Could these changes persist over generations?<i>By Pam Weintraub</i>Read at Aeon

Native Americans

How We Solved Fake News the First Time

At this moment in the history of the information revolution, a significant number of Americans—it is impossible to know how many—believe that a video circulating on the Web shows Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin slicing the face off a small child. The lie is gruesome but far from extraordinary. …


Yes, Native Americans Were the Victims of Genocide

Burial of the dead after the massacre of Wounded Knee, 1891. (Photo: Northwestern Photo Co.)<p><i>This paper, written under the title, "U.S.</i> …

Native Americans

Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. By Yanis Varoufakis<p>For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with …

Downton Abbey

Not your Tibetan Buddhism

Behind the beatific image of Tibetan Buddhism lies a dark, complicated reality. But is it one the Western gaze wants to see?<i>By Mark Hay</i>Read at Aeon


Americans waste 150,000 tons of food each day – equal to a pound per person

Research shows people with healthy diets rich in fruit and vegetables are the most wasteful and calls for better education for consumers<p>Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day, with people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful, research has …


Reasons to Be Excited for the HBO Adaptation of 'Fahrenheit 451'

With Ray Bradbury’s landmark piece of dystopian/speculative fiction, <i>Fahrenheit 451,</i> headed for its 65th anniversary, HBO is bringing the story to the small screen. Originally published in 1953, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i> is widely regarded as one of Bradbury’s finest works. I picked it up for the first time in …


A Saudi Prince’s Quest to Remake the Middle East

In his work with the White House, is Mohammed bin Salman driving out extremism, or merely seizing power for himself?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>A few days after Donald Trump was inaugurated, Jared Kushner sat down to decide how to …

Saudi Arabia

Inside the Making of “Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia”

Just last week, the U.S. intelligence community’s annual global threats report named the proxy battles playing out across the Middle East between …

Our democracy is broken. Why can't technology fix it?

Something is rotten in the state of America. For a nation that has for so long promoted itself as a global champion of democratic ideals, we have a rather difficult time practicing what we preach. Outdated election mechanisms like the Electoral College and potential interference from hostile …