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A Plague of Plaques

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Honestly, I don’t have the heart to ask them to change it. Disease and war have long worked hand in hand. Concentrations of soldiers operating in unfamiliar circumstances allow the transfer and spread of pathogens across wide populations, including both civilians and opposing armies. For most of human history, disease has inflicted a greater toll […]
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When I’ve posted things in recent months that indicate my support of Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for president, it has not been lost on me that factions of the LGM commentariat have essentially called me naive or worse. So let me tell you a brief story. Eighteen years ago, when I was eighteen (half my life […]

Joe Pizza

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Oh come on: On Monday, Sludge reported that one of President Trump’s biggest donors is the founder of a pharmaceutical industry-funded nonprofit that is lobbying the White House to boost the use of

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The Hobart Attack

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I mentioned this weird incident in a roundup post a few weeks back, and the National Interest asked me to write it up: Friendly fire casualties were common in the Vietnam War. The unconventional nature of the conflict made for more than the occasional artillery mishap and engagements in dense vegetation often meant combatants had […]
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Continuing the week-long roundtable on my book over at the African American Intellectual History Society, historian Max Felker-Kantor weighed in yesterday to highlight the things my book points out implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) about the dangers of “fixing” policing simply through a reformist lens. (Felker-Kantor is the author of the superb book Policing Los Angeles: […]
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