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On November 15, after this piece had gone to print, the New York Police Department announced that Deputy Chief Michael Osgood would be removed from the Special Victims Division and…
No way, no how!
From the June 2013 issue
When soda was a wonder, not a basic human right
The Soviet Union assesses its Afghan campaign
“Debates over vaccination, then as now, were often cast as debates over the integrity of science, though they could just as easily be understood as conversations about power.”
From an 1851 “list of imitation book-backs” sent by Charles Dickens to a London bookbinder.
“For every five oils used, an environmental disaster results.”
An economic companion to the Messiah
“These rich farm bastards . . . support fat institutions of learning like the University of Iowa, which should be able to pay a decent fee for writers to come…
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