Richard Spencer’s radicalization, how people decide whether to have children, and more
TheAtlantic: WeeklyMonday May 29, 2017
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The Poisoned Generation

The story of a decades-long lead-poisoning lawsuit in New Orleans illustrates how the toxin destroys black families and communities alike.

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Terror Returns to Britain

Geographic isolation from the rest of Europe doesn't protect Britain from homegrown threats.

Linda Kinstler

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His Kampf

Richard Spencer is a troll and an icon for white supremacists. He was also my high-school classmate.

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First He Became an American—Then He Joined ISIS

When the FBI discovered a network of Bosnian-Americans giving support to terrorists, they also discovered Abdullah Ramo Pazara, a U.S. citizen and a battalion commander in Syria.

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Bob Woodward Tells the Media to Calm Down

“It serves no one, the media or Trump, to have an almost thermonuclear war with each other.”

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Survivors Respond to ‘My Family’s Slave’

“You never know what freedom is because you have become immune.”

Rosa Inocencio Smith

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The Nomad Who’s Exploding the Internet Into Pieces

Could decentralizing online life make it more compatible with human life?

Ian Bogost

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A World Without People

For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have abandoned many places around the world.

Alan Taylor

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Why American Workers Now Dress So Casually

The office was, until a few decades ago, the last stronghold of fashion formality. Silicon Valley changed that.

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The Student I Couldn't Stand

Matthew Dicks was in his first year teaching second grade when he met Brandon.

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How People Decide Whether to Have Children

A guide for those on the fence

Olga Khazan

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That Time the TSA Found a Scientist’s 3-D-Printed Mouse Penis

And other tales from the intersection of science and airport security

Ed Yong

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In the End, We Got the Baywatch We Deserved

Life's a beach and then you dive.

Megan Garber

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