Magazine October 30, 2017, Issue

No Nukes, They Say

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons protests near the U.S. embassy in Berlin, September 13, 2017. (Omer Messinger/Getty Images)
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and the momentous issues it raises

The world has been nervous about nuclear bombs ever since August 1945, when the United States dropped two of them on Japan, thus ending World War II. (The bombs killed about 130,000 people; the war killed about 60 million.) Some periods have been more nervous than others. We are going through a markedly nervous one now.

North Korea’s psychotic regime is testing nukes at will. Kim Jong-un, the dictator, is engaging in a war of words with the American president, Donald J. Trump. Trump promised “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Kim did not promise fury, but, according

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Books, Arts & Manners




Price Controls for Health Care? In “The Price Is Right” (October 16), Peter Laakmann gives much-needed insight into why per capita spending on health care in the U.S., although higher than ...
The Week

The Week

‐ Who do you think has a higher IQ — Trump, or someone who chose to work for Trump? ‐ President Trump picked a fight with Senator Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), ...


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