The Atlantic

Letter to My Son

In Letter to my Son, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes of acts of violence against black people: “The destroyers will rarely be held accountable. Mostly they will receive pensions. There is nothing uniquely evil in these destroyers or even in this moment. The destroyers are merely men enforcing the whims of our country, correctly interpreting its heritage and legacy. This legacy aspires to the shackling of black bodies.”

Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing

The author of this piece looking to help readers finding the pandemic hard to comprehend outlined its scope as “everything from the virus itself to the symptoms it causes, from deceptive numbers to swirling misinformation, from our desire for simple narratives to the nature of expertise in a crisis too large for any one person to grasp.”

The 9/11 Era Is Over

Barack Obama’s former deputy national security adviser makes the case that a profoundly new era of global geo-politics is now upon us, and that the orthodoxies of a world where it was perpetually ‘September 12th’ are not adapted to it.