The preconditions are present in the U.S. today. If Congress is quiescent and the public listless, Donald Trump can set the country down a path toward illiberalism, institutional subversion, and endemic graft. Full Text can be found here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/how-to-build-an-autocracy/513872/
She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.
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Listen to an audio version of The Atlantic Magazine's January/February 2017 cover story by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- My President Was Black. See the original full text article here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/my-president-was-black/508793/
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.
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The philosophers he influenced set the stage for the technological revolution that remade our world. Read the full text version here: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/03/aristotle-computer/518697/
Extreme libertarians built blockchain to decentralize government and corporate power. It could consolidate their control instead.
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Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has. Text version is published here: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/the-original-underclass/492731/
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work. Read text version here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/04/why-is-silicon-valley-so-awful-to-women/517788/
In Siberia, a plan is under way to repopulate the grasslands with ancient grazers, including, in the near future, genetically engineered woolly mammoths. Much more than an experiment in biodiversity, this is a radical scheme to slow one of the most dangerous contributors to global warming—before it’s too late. Read text version here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/04/pleistocene-park/517779/
Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the exurbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are yielding to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from you.
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The story of a decades-long lead-poisoning lawsuit in New Orleans illustrates how the toxin destroys black families and communities alike. Read text version here: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/the-poisoned-generation/527229/