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August 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Iraq refugees: We need a campaign similar to the Gulf War

The refugee crisis on the Iraqi mountain is literally the tip of the iceberg [“Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq,” Nation & World, Aug. 19]. We have done the absolute minimum to deal with the crisis, just enough to prevent imminent slaughter. the Islamic State was not dealt with by Iraq,…


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July 1, 2014 at 6:04 AM

The problems with concentrated wealth

Columnist David Brooks has a peculiar perspective on the meaning of democracy and a rather selective view of the course of history [“The spiritual recession,” Opinion, June 28]. Brooks is correct in warning against “concentrated power.” But there is no mention in his essay of the urgent crisis in the U.S. today whereby untold…


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