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Newsweek International 05/10/2019

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the archives

1966 “It has suddenly become a national obsession,” Newsweek wrote of LSD about 30 years after the psychedelic drug was first synthesized. As young people turned on, older folks were shocked at the hallucinogen’s popularity within the counterculture. Although LSD caused alarm at the time, it was clear even then that “the current mind drugs are only the curtain-raisers for the brave new world taking shape in the lab.” The 1990s saw the rise of ecstasy and methamphetamine, while today synthetic opioids are the leading cause of overdose deaths in the United States. 1984 “Children are being seen, heard and believed in cases that previously were consigned to the closet,” Newsweek wrote amid national outrage over sexual abuse. The epidemic was “much more common than most Americans suspect,” kept hidden not just because…

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new front in an old war

SRI LANKA’S CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY ENDURED decades of civil war without seeming to make an enemy of the country’s Muslims, a fellow minority group. That apparently peaceful coexistence made the vicious Easter Sunday bombing of churches and hotels especially shocking. The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the strikes, which killed about 253 people, according to the country’s Ministry of Health. But while the attack may have mostly targeted Christians, its deeper damage may be to the fraught relationship between the nation’s Muslims and its Buddhist majority. “An attack like this gives nationalist Buddhist elements a pretext to argue that the country’s Muslims are disloyal,” says Joshua White, a fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Foreign Policy program and Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. Already, in the days after…

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sound bite

“Probably to keep trying my best to be an above-average husband and father, and occasionally win a bunch of money when Clemson beats Duke by exactly 29 points.” —JEOPARDY! CHAMP JAMES HOLZHAUER “DID THE PRESIDENT OBSTRUCT JUSTICE? YES. WAS IT WORSE THAN WATERGATE? YES.” —HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF “The amount of swag is just limitless.” —2018 COACHELLA HEADLINER BEYONCÉ KNOWLES “I feel very confident predicting autonomous robotaxis for Tesla next year.” —tesla ceo elon musk “I BELIEVE THE HOUSE SHOULD INITIATE IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.” —Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts “I wonder if the New York Times will apologize to me a second time.... They are truly the Enemy of the People!” —PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP “OH, WE’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO THIS. WHEN DO I SHOOT THIS? I NEED TO GO TO THE GYM.” —Game of…

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repairing our sacred spaces

THE WORLD WATCHED AS THE Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned in a disastrous inferno that destroyed its spire and severely damaged its roof. Nearly 3,000 miles away, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem dealt with an apparently accidental fire of its own. The Al-Aqsa fire received much less attention in the news—and caused far less damage—but the tragic burning of the 984-year-old mosque and 856-year-old cathedral draws our attention to the two important sites in the Islamic world and Christendom and provides an opportunity for Christians and Muslims to reflect on their common humanity and assist each other in the repairing of sacred spaces. Perhaps after Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Notre Dame is probably the most revered cathedral in the world. Al-Aqsa is the third holiest mosque in Islam, behind Al-Masjid…

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china syndrome

IT HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE OBVIOUS THAT OUR strategies for dealing with China don’t work. For years, we have watched America’s manufacturing sector slowly migrate east. And right now we are watching China (through the giant telecom company Huawei) attempt to dominate the worldwide deployment of 5G technology. Very soon, we could be operating in a world in which the internet as we know it is maintained and controlled by a totalitarian Communist country. Our strategies are failing because they are based not on reality but on two key myths. Decades ago, we—and I include myself—sold ourselves a fantasy version of China. The real thing is far more formidable and dangerous than we wanted to believe. I will explore this new reality in a book I’m writing called Trump Versus China:…

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china is winning the wrong race

At the end of March, mobile phone carrier China Unicom broadcast a 360-degree, 3D view of the Chongqing International Marathon that put viewers smack in the middle of the 30,000-strong scrum of runners. The images were four times sharper than the highest-resolution content available from Netflix. The live stream—billions of digital bits of data per second—was 20 times faster than current cellphone networks built with 4G technology can manage. China Unicom was demonstrating 5G technology, the next big leap for mobile networks, built by Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant that President Donald Trump loves to hate. 5G technology is arriving in the U.S. too—but not on networks built by Huawei, the world’s largest manufacturer of 5G network equipment. The White House is pushing hard to keep Huawei from grabbing an insurmountable…