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Newsweek International

8/14/2020

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United Kingdom
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English
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Newsweek UK Ltd
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1 min.
the archives

1948 A new generation was emerging after record-low population increases in the 1930s and predictions of lower numbers to come. Newsweek wrote, “Human nature, being just plain cussed, had simply disregarded all the carefully drawn population curves, and the United States was enjoying an unprecedented boom in babies.” From 1946 to 1964, 76 million children were born in the U.S. They became known as baby boomers, the generation that led the counterculture movement and helped vastly expand the economy. Now, U.S. population growth has dwindled back down to rates similar to that of the ’30s. 1973 Newsweek reported, “The countdown has begun for one of the most exciting hits in baseball history…the home run that lifts Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves past the legendary Babe Ruth’s record of 714.” Aaron ended his…

4 min.
a fitting memorial for john lewis

WITH THE DEATH OF GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN John Lewis, America has lost one of our greatest champions of freedom and democracy at a time when voting rights are under relentless attack across the nation. Lewis’ legacy as a courageous and visionary champion of voting rights for Americans of all races challenges each of us to carry forward the nonviolent struggle to eradicate all forms of voter suppression in the United States. Lewis was a beloved friend and inspiration to me, and I was proud that he was my congressman for many years. Like my father, Martin Luther King Jr., he personified the power of nonviolence, and offered his body and his blood to secure the right of all Americans to vote. Brutally beaten at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, he said…

7 min.
always be prepared

SURVIVALISTS AND DOOMSDAY preppers—once seen as fringe outliers—are increasingly going mainstream. In addition to a popular reality TV show about preppers, more and more “regular people” are preparing go-bags for events ranging from hurricanes to blackouts to civil unrest. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic, people who have a well-stocked bug-out location already prepared are starting to seem prescient. In his new book, Bunker: Preparing for the End Times (Scribner), Bradley Garrett—worldwide adventurer and author—explores communities around the world preparing for the apocalypse and shares an inside perspective on why and how they are preparing for the unexpected—and a close-up look at their varied accommodations. In this excerpt, he shares what life is like inside one such bunker. THE SURVIVAL CONDO IN KANSAS—THE most lavish and sophisticated private bunker in the world—was…

3 min.
q&a: bradley garrett

Why this book? Because we’re all consumed by the dread of the unknown right now! Bunker is a book about preparing for calamity. It follows communities building for nuclear war, social turmoil, natural disasters and, of course, pandemics. At a time when it feels like we’re just skating from one crisis to another, full of anxiety about what new surprise the future might have in store for us, reading about how other people are prepping for those future threats offers a ray of hope. Is prepping all about extremists worrying about the apocalypse? Or just good plain common sense? Prepping takes place across a range of scales. For the book, I spent time inside multimillion-dollar bunkers that can handle a direct strike by a nuclear weapon, but also spoke with people doing what…

6 min.
europe’s second wave

“We have erased much of the progress that we’d achieved in the first weeks of lockdown.” THE U.S. IS BY NO MEANS THE only country experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19. Novel coronavirus cases in Europe hit over 1.7 million by late July, with 1,704,897 cases reported as of July 30 in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the U.K., according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Fears over a second wave of the outbreak have been raised across Europe following recent spikes in cases in Spain, France and Germany. These nations reported increases in new infections ranging from 36 to 50 percent in the second half of July. Spain In the week from July 23 to 29, the country reported a total of 15,090 new infections, a more than 50…

1 min.
talking points

“My level of concern went from about an eight to a 12.” —WASHINGTON NATIONALS MANAGER DAVE MARTINEZ ON THE MIAMI MARLINS' COVID-19 OUTBREAK “WE IN SELMA WERE BLESSED TO KNOW JOHN INTIMATELY, TO WALK WITH HIM IN HIS FOOTSTEPS YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR.” —REP. TERRI SEWELL ON JOHN LEWIS “We had our success story when Canada loved the show from Day 1. That was the Canadian success story for us. I think everything else has been the icing on the cake.” —ACTOR DAN LEVY ON 15 EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR SCHITT’S CREEK “That they’re living in a country that respects everybody and looks after everybody, celebrates and sees everybody.” —BARACK OBAMA ON WHAT HE WISHES MOST FOR HIS DAUGHTERS “SO MANY OF US DESERVED EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR ACTING LIKE WE AREN’T LOSING OUR F'ING MINDS.” —Broadway actress Lesli Margherita “Our…