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Two Poems

Anjuli Raza Kolb’s two poems, “9/11 poem” and “Qur’anic Asterisk,” about the difficult materiality of memory and the delicacy, humor, and eros that somehow survive, even in damaged life.

Minor Victories: Labor Exploitation and the “Affirmation Trap”

Sarah Jaffe on Donald Trump’s Rust Belt “Mission Accomplished” moment and the need for a struggle where “we need not affirm our own exploitation to justify our existence.”

United Stunts of America

Paul Swartz and Lena H. Chandhok’s quiz “United Stunts of America” explores America’s varied history of political stunts—from the shocking to the downright strange.

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