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Roundup



  • The Government Must Pay People to Stay Home

    by Gabriel N. Rosenberg

    The earliest effective government responses to epidemic illness in the United States came not in the context of human health, but in the context of livestock.



  • Coronavirus Shows the Perils and Promise of Globalization

    by Samuel Zipp

    During the first age of “America First” in the 1940s, Wendell Wilkie's campaign challenged Americans to confront a discomfiting idea: Our lives depend on the well-being of many millions across the world.



  • Sanctions Are Inhumane—Now, and Always

    by Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana

    In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.



  • Women Also Know Washington

    by Lindsay Chervinsky

    The last decade has witnessed a noticeable uptick of works on Washington authored by women, with more to come in the pipeline.



  • Donald Trump Plays His Blame Game

    by Allan Lichtman

    Now Trump is setting up every American for an entirely new blame game with his misguided notion that we should return to normal by Easter.



  • Babe Ruth's New York @ 100

    by Jonathan Goldman

    When Babe Ruth started hitting home runs, the US started to change.



  • Notes From the New Normal

    by Jamie Stiehm

    America is not immune to the world. We're all connected in "a single garment of destiny," as Martin Luther King Jr. wrote.



  • We’ve Never Been Here Before

    by Adam Tooze

    There are historical analogies to this kind of collective shutdown, but they are not attractive.



  • Hospice of the Creative Class

    by Alex Sayf Cummings

    No event has so starkly revealed the brutal inequalities of contemporary capitalism as the coronavirus pandemic.