Vol.33, No.2: April-June 2017
Truth, lies, and democracy
Not too long ago, civil society was built on three pillars: agreement on the facts, agreement that the needed to be acted upon, and a system that is willing to clear away the lies and the liars. Now that this understanding has broken down, most dramatically in the United States; what action should journalists (and educators) take before it all ends very badly? Read Olivia Ward’s essay Truth, Lies and Democracy: Journalism in the Age of Trump
in the latest issue of Peace Magazine. COMMENT
Also in this issue
Concordia University professor Homa Hoodfar was detained during a short research trip to Iran and imprisoned for nearly four months. She discussed the “anthropology of interrogation” with Metta Spencer, Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, and Amanda Ghahremani, a Montreal lawyer who is also Hoodfar’s niece. COMMENT
Trump and the Nuclear Codes: How to Launch a Nuclear Weapon
We may already be familiar with the “nuclear football,” the black leather case which accompanies the US president at all times. But what does it actually do? David Wright of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains all. COMMENT
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