Plus, the Eichmann trial, the tiny universe of an 80-year-old woman, David Bezmozgis’s new novel, the battle of Marathon and youth culture in Mexico CityBy JESSICA ALLEN, ISRAEL. BRIAN, ANNE KINGSTON, HISTORY. DAFNA, Brian Bethune, PETER SHAWN TAYLOR9 min
While your editorial, “Helplessness and humility in the nuclear age” (From the Editors, March 28), will give satisfaction to the anti-nuclear crowd, it will do little to assuage the fears of the masses. As analyses of Hiroshima and Nagasaki show, nearly all serious casualties from those bombings occurred from the blasts or accompanying massive doses of radiation released near ground zero.
Days into a contest of meanness, a surprisingly clear contrast on honest-to-goodness platforms has suddenly emerged—along with clashing visions of what middle-class voters actually want.By John Geddes8 min
NEIL SEEMAN IS director of the Health Strategy Innovation Cell at the University of Toronto. In XXL: Obesity and the Limits of Shame, he and co-author Patrick Luciani argue that public health campaigns have contributed to the obesity epidemic.By KATE FILLION7 min
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