Newsweek 10/8/2021

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37 期号


the archives

2009 “One would like to think that the leaders of the nation have the course and conduct of an eight-year war well in hand, and it is clear that they do not,” Newsweek said as the Obama administration grappled with how to navigate America’s role in Afghanistan. After 20 years of occupation there, President Joe Biden withdrew U.S. troops in late August, which left the gate wide open for the Taliban to swiftly regain control of the country within a matter of days. With Afghans now fearful for their lives and the rights of girls and women severely curtailed, Afghanistan’s future is again uncertain. 1956 “The egghead…has become one of our hottest subjects of controversy,” Newsweek reported on the derogatory term originally used to describe the highly intelligent political candidate Adlai Stevenson. Today,…

playing catchup on covid

COVID-19 INFECTIONS HAVE SOARED IN RED states, where many governors have fought mask mandates and anti-vaccine sentiment runs high. The latest political battle is being fought over medicines used to treat the thousands of patients who are crowding emergency rooms and intensive care units. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attributes a 60-percent reduction in COVID-19 hospital admissions to the success of monoclonal antibodies, an antiviral treatment for people who are considered high risk for severe illness. People have been flocking to the treatment since states expanded access and significant increases in orders were seen in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and other states with low vaccination rates—only seven states account for 70 percent of orders. To stave off a potential shortage, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) put a temporary limit on…

second chances

“WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH BANKING?” That’s a question I get all the time. It’s not often that bankers spend much time speaking and writing about prisons, policing and judicial sentencing, but I do. My formal job description revolves around guiding the allocation investments that my bank manages on behalf of individuals and institutions. Since you can’t understand how to invest unless you understand the economy, my team spends a lot of time researching economic trends and sharing those insights with our customers. You can’t understand the economy without following the labor markets, and that’s where the discussion must include the impact of the justice system on our workforce. Social ills have taken a terrible toll on our workforce, and chief among them, the vicious cycle of incarceration and recidivism that has…

talking points

“The dive bars are vaccinated!”—GARTH BROOKS ON WHY HE ISN’T PERFORMING IN STADIUMS“FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS THE UNITED STATES IS NOT AT WAR.”—PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, SPEECH TO THE UNITED NATIONS“Every time I played against New England I used to go and talk to my receivers in the showers. I’m like, ‘Don't talk about a play next to my locker because I know it's bugged.’”—PEYTON MANNING“We don’t need the fun police to come in and try and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing.”—SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR LONDON BREED ON BEING CRITICIZED FOR DANCING MASKLESS IN A NIGHT CLUB“THERE'S NO OTHER JOB I WOULD RATHER HAVE.”—Mayim Bialik on hosting Jeopardy permanently“Hey guys I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this.…

america can’t ignore afghanistan

IN A CANDID AND WIDE-RANGING INTERVIEW, Newsweek Senior Foreign Policy Writer Tom O’Connor spoke with Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan, a nation that straddles Afghanistan and China both geographically and strategically. Khan discussed his goals and fears for his country and the region, and explained why he believes America must remain engaged with Afghanistan. Khan rose to fame as a cricket star who led Pakistan’s national team to its first World Cup victory in 1992. After his sporting career, he began philanthropic work raising funds for medical facilities and research, and established the populist Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Pakistan Movement for Justice) in 1996. Through this party, he capitalized on popular dissatisfaction over corruption, religious discrimination and economic stagnation over the course of the next two decades to rise to the forefront…


PAKISTANI PRIME MINISTER IMRAN KHAN presides today over a nuclear-armed major South Asian power situated at a critical geopolitical crossroads. To the west, the Taliban has emerged victorious from a two-decade war led by the United States. It has re-established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, a project Pakistan backed a quarter of a century ago, and with which it still maintains closer ties than any other government. To the east, a traditional partner, China, has risen up from its revolutionary roots to become a superpower contender willing to share the spoils with Pakistan. But Khan’s country also finds itself at the center of deep-rooted tensions both regional and global. His exclusive interview with Newsweek touches upon a number of the most pressing issues his nation faces as he seeks to lead…