Newsweek 11/5/2021

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37 期号


the archives

2013 “For more than a decade, a relentless campaign by China to steal valuable, confidential information from United States corporations flourished with barely a peep from Washington. And now it might never be stopped,” Newsweek wrote after Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency, leaked highly classified information from the National Security Agency. After spending 40 days in Moscow’s airport, Snowden was granted asylum in Russia. This past July, the U.S. again accused China of cyberattacks, saying its hacking abilities pose a greater threat than ever before. 1961 “Fallout shelters, like The Twist, have become fashionable,” Newsweek said after President John F. Kennedy advised Americans to prepare for the threat of a nuclear attack. The prepper mentality is still flourishing today, with sales of lavish underground doomsday bunkers for use…

is zemmour the french trump?

@brendanmarkcole “A person can become globally depleted to the point where they have no resources” » P.16 ÉRIC ZEMMOUR BECOMING PRESIDENT OF France would be a “disaster,” one political operative in Paris tells Newsweek as the shadow of the far-right TV host looms increasingly over next year’s election. Over the last few weeks, Zemmour—who was born in Paris to a Jewish family from Algeria—has been promoting his best seller France Hasn’t Had Its Last Word, which claims that Islam and immigration will destroy the country. On screen and on the front pages, the 63-year-old is riding a wave of media prominence built upon his popular talk show on CNews, a right-wing television network likened to Fox News that in May became France’s No. 1 news network for the first time. He openly promotes the “Great…

unvaccinated? time to make an end-of-life plan

LIFE EXPECTANCY IN THE UNITED States fell by one-and-a-half years in 2020, the largest annual decline in life expectancy since World War II. Now, one-and-a-half years into the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 728,000 American lives lost, we have an abundance of safe, accessible COVID-19 vaccines, and the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine received full approval beyond emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in August. Now, eligibility for boosters and children is expanding. Summer 2021 was supposed to be a return to normalcy, a “hot vax” summer of connection and prosperity. Instead, we saw a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the return of Center for Disease Control mask mandates, largely due to the over 90 million Americans who are eligible but remain unvaccinated, in the setting of the highly…

a profit and loss statement for your life

HAVE YOU EVER COME HOME at the end of a day too worn out to cook or even order dinner, and fallen asleep with your clothes on? That point of being too tapped out to better your own condition is known as “resource depletion.” It’s part of a theory called “conservation of resources,” a way of thinking about stress, trauma and burnout that has become increasingly influential since psychologist Stevan Hobfoll introduced it in 1989. Everyone needs food and sleep, but the specific damage a “Hungry Night” does depends on each individual’s circumstances and resources. Consider three different people: Alex is a 56-year-old ER nurse who planned to move into a less demanding job before the pandemic struck. She is married with a teenage child. She has nights like this several times…


“Sometimes the truth becomes inconvenient for some people, so they react against me.”—DR. ANTHONY FAUCI“AS I GOT MORE INFORMATION AND LEARNED WHAT WAS GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES, IT WAS REALLY UPSETTING AND DISTURBING.”—KATIE COURIC ON MATT LAUER“May this appointment today be the first of many more to come, as we create a diverse and more inclusive future.”—ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HEALTH ADMIRAL RACHEL L. LEVINE ON BECOMING THE U.S’FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER FOUR-STAR OFFICER“Many of the answers are already out there…but we need everyone—from all parts of society—to raise their ambition and unite in repairing our planet.”—PRINCE WILLIAM ON CLIMATE CHANGE“THE GOAL WAS TO ELEVATE REGULAR BLACK PEOPLE AND MAKE US LOOK AS BEAUTIFUL IN OUR REGULARNESS AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. I THINK WE ACHIEVED THAT.”—Issa Rae on the final season of…

worth a shot

ABI HAMMOND HARDLY FITS THE profile of an anti-vaxxer. The 30-something gym owner and strength and fitness coach considers herself “middle of the road politically,” lives in blue state Connecticut and has not only kept her two children, ages 7 and 11, up to date on their vaccinations but also makes sure they get flu shots every year. But she won’t be first in line if, as expected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 early next month. She’s not sure if she’ll get in line at all. “I’m really conflicted,” she says. “Is the level of illness that significant in children? I don’t know what the answer to that is. Initially you hear, ‘This is not serious for kids at all.’ And then it…