Asked about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed bin Salman said, “If that’s the way we did things, Khashoggi would not even be among the top 1,000 people on the list.”
In This Issue
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, an inmate advocates for his own death, finding empathy for COVID skeptics, and new fiction by Paul Yoon. Plus Death Be Not Proud, a Beat Generation friendship, lessons from Harry Truman, and more.
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How a Mississippi inmate became an advocate for his own execution
I’d run out of sympathy for COVID skeptics. Then I remembered my father’s stiff neck.
John Gunther’s Death Be Not Proud defied a nation’s reluctance to describe personal loss.
A short story
We’ve turned schools into battlefields, and our kids are the casualties.
How one photographer documented the aftermath of Colorado’s Marshall Fire
Culture & Critics
The friendship that made On the Road—and the Beat Generation—possible
The country wanted modern prosperity and traditional values. It could only have one.
Do Jennifer Egan’s tricks still work?
His approval rating hit historic lows, his party was fractious, crises were everywhere. But Truman rescued his presidency, and his legacy.
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