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Inside the Power Issue of The New Yorker: nyer.cm/8kTVBn1
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In a society where economic gains are concentrated at the top, there are no real winners and a multitude of losers. nyer.cm/xJLIluM
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The rustically beautiful village in a new animated short evokes a poetic past. But at the heart of the film are the dark memories that shaped two childhoods. Watch here. nyer.cm/sQyPIFj
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On December 31, 1946, in Brooklyn, two young women got on a subway train and sat across from each other. They had never met, had never spoken, but their lives had been drawn together—and the entwinement was a sinister one. nyer.cm/DzAJWsz
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In “Mein Kampf,” Hitler presents himself as an embittered, envious, traumatized loser. It’s the last book in the world that you’d expect a nascent Fascist dictator to write. nyer.cm/FNR0NpU
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In his new book, the literary scholar Mark McGurl writes that Adult Baby Diaper Lover (A.B.D.L.) books might be “the quintessential Amazonian genre of literature.” nyer.cm/g2ygBWm
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A tour of Crown Finish Caves, in Crown Heights, where wheels of cheese age for months or years before they’re sliced into wedges and sold to consumers. nyer.cm/QCiK73Q
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Climate action is one area in which Narendra Modi is not completely at odds with progressives, @rkarnad writes. He has had the advantage, over many right-wing heads of state around the world, that his base is not ideologically mired in climate denial. nyer.cm/W9TSvpl
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When Marian Anderson sang “Crucifixion” in Burlington, Vermont, in late 1939, an anonymous reviewer said that “the audience was caught and held in an emotional tension that kept a breathless hush throughout the building.” nyer.cm/jTlKNZU
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Peter Thiel may be the tech industry’s most forthright representative, @annawiener writes: a villain out of central casting. nyer.cm/PMO5f1V
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In 1993, Joe Manchin—then the national director for the American Legislative Exchange Council—moderated a workshop that promised to reveal how “the true demon in America’s health care spending has become our own government programs, Medicare and Medicaid.” nyer.cm/V3cGJjk
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Pope Francis’s decision to stay away from the U.N. climate summit is confounding, @Paul_R_Elie writes—he and President Biden “could have presented an alliance between the secular and the sacred” on the importance of taking action against climate change. nyer.cm/Fkowy0I
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Patrick Soon-Shiong likes to present himself as an accidental billionaire. “I would like to be remembered, primarily, as a physician-scientist,” he said. But his various ventures have attracted numerous lawsuits. nyer.cm/EAWbhHp
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Mansour Abbas is focussed on improving conditions for Arab Israelis—a population of nearly two million that has endured decades of discrimination and neglect. But some Palestinians see him as insufficiently committed to the long fight for statehood. nyer.cm/8KYmCcy
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