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Newsweek 08/09/2019

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newsweek

GLOBAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF _ Nancy Cooper CREATIVE DIRECTOR _ Michael Goesele EDITORIAL DIRECTOR _ Hank Gilman DEPUTY EDITOR (EUROPE + OPINION) _ Laura Davis MANAGING EDITOR _ Melissa Jewsbury SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR _ Fred Guterl EDITOR AT LARGE _ Diane Harris EDITORIAL New York Bureau Chief _ Jason Le Miere London Bureau Chief _ Robert Galster Managing Editor, Trending News _ Maria Vultaggio Managing Editor, Newsweek NEXT _ Juliana Pignataro Senior Editors _ Mo Mozuch, Peter Carbonara, Meredith Wolf Schizer, Karin Roberts Deputy Editors _ Jen Glennon (Trending), Tara Chan (Politics) Associate Editors _ James Etherington-Smith, Hannah Osborne (Science), Dom Passantino, Harriet Sinclair (Politics) London Sub-Editor _ Hannah Partos Copy Chief _ Elizabeth Rhodes Ernst Contributing Editor, Opinion _ Lee Habeeb Editorial Assistant _ Jason Pollack CREATIVE Director of Photography _ Diane Rice Contributing Art Director _ Michael Bessire Associate Art Director _ Paul Naughton Assistant Photo Editor _ Alessandra Amodio Digital Imaging Specialist _…

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the archives

1963 “Five long years of torturous negotiation came to a dramatic end last week as representatives of the U.S., Great Britain and Russia initialed a limited test-ban agreement,” Newsweek reported of the long-sought treaty to de-escalate the race for nuclear weaponry. The ban “committed the world’s three major nuclear powers to halt all tests in the atmosphere, underwater and in outer space.” A fearful world in the “glacial grasp of the cold war” rejoiced at the agreement, but it turned to be far less of a “turning point” than hoped. 1977 “Le jazz is hot,” Newsweek remarked of the musical genre’s 1970s rebirth. “Eclipsed by rock during the ’60s,” jazz was back with “album sales up, clubs thriving and concerts ‘standing room only.’” With an audience “freshly defected from rock,” the undercurrents of…

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how to (re)make money

@galiabenartzi MONEY IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST WIDELY used but least understood technologies. We often wonder how human society could have evolved—or even existed—without language. But could we have cooperated without money? Language enables us to share information, our inner worlds. With collaboration and trade, later improved upon by money, we share our value, in the form of our goods and services. Without people to use it with, money is powerless—and yet we live with the feeling that money holds a tremendous amount of power over us. As we commemorate the historic Bretton Woods Agreement, which took place 75 years ago last month and ushered in the modern era of money, the world is on the verge of a new financial age—one potentially driven by people rather than financiers. It’s an appropriate…

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talking points

“You’re getting hit too much, Max.”—TRAINER BUDDY MCGIRT TO BOXER MAXIM DADASHEV DURING BOUT WITH SUBRIEL MATIAS (MAXIM DIED)“THE BUCK STOPS WITH ME.”—BORIS JOHNSON"My staff and I carried out this assignment with that critical objective in mind: to work quietly, thoroughly, and with integrity so that the public would have full confidence in the outcome."—ROBERT MUELLER“There is no prize for someone who tries to hold accountable a powerful man who is good at his day job.”—SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND ON FORMER SENATOR AL FRANKEN“I SCARE MYSELF.. IN LIKE THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY I THINK.”—Janelle Monae“Donny Trump, he stole half my act to become president.”—ANDREW ‘DICE’ CLAY“I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT AMAZON, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE CERTAIN BENEFITS TO IT, THEY’VE DESTROYED THE RETAIL INDUSTRY ACROSS THE UNITED STATES.”—Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin FROM…

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does it matter if we hate facebook?

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER. Facebook has managed to do something that climate change, the national deficit, the opioid crisis, student debt and income inequality could not: unite Democrats and Republicans. Last year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent 10 hours as a Congressional piñata, with legislators from both sides of the aisle pushing and shoving for their chance to take a swing. Recently, it was executive David Marcus’ turn. The company has climbed to the top of the “most-hated corporation” list over some pretty stiff competition, including Purdue and Wells Fargo, not to mention perennial contenders Walmart, Dow Chemical, Microsoft and Phillip Morris. Which raises the question: So what? Does being hated, or at least mistrusted, really matter? The answer is yes, but probably not in the way most of us think. The Facebook marketing…

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panic in charlottesville

TERRY McAULIFFE WAS THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA during a disastrous Unite the Right rally which took place on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee—and the renaming of the park where it was located from Lee Park to Emancipation Park (it was since renamed again, to Market Street Park in July 2018). The white supremacist and neo-Nazi protesters and the counterprotesters clashed violently as heavily armed right-wing militia loomed prominently over the proceedings. Governor McAuliffe called in the Virginia National Guard to end the rally even before its official noon start time. Shortly thereafter, one of the neo-Nazis, James Alex Fields Jr., drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, and injuring 35 others. Fields was recently sentenced…

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