The American Nightmare

“Either there is something superior or inferior about the races, something dangerous and deathly about black people, and black people are the American nightmare; or there is something wrong with society, something dangerous and deathly about racist policy, and black people are experiencing the American nightmare.” One is a racist myth; the other, antiracist truth.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Jun 1, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,595 words)

Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?

“I just don’t think Americans fully realize how terrorizing it is to black males when we are falsely suspected as violent criminals.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 12, 2020
Length: 7 minutes (1,875 words)

I Will Miss What I Wanted to Lose

“I didn’t fully appreciate what life on the road gave me until suddenly it was gone.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 27, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,684 words)

I Was Depressed Before All of This. Now What?

Moving to a small New Mexico town pushed one woman to reconcile with her past, but the isolation she craved made her more vulnerable to the effects of shelter in place.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 7, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,571 words)

How White Backlash Controls American Progress

“Backlash dynamics are one of the defining patterns of the country’s history.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 21, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,232 words)

Since I Met Edward Snowden, I’ve Never Stopped Watching My Back

“After receiving a trove of documents from the whistleblower, I found myself under surveillance and investigation by the U.S. government.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 18, 2020
Length: 25 minutes (6,472 words)

A Biblical Mystery at Oxford

“I told my wife, Cindy, ‘If this proves to be first-century, I may be involved in researching one of the most important pieces of the Bible ever discovered.’ ” It wasn’t, and he didn’t.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 14, 2020
Length: 33 minutes (8,452 words)

Putin Is Well On His Way to Stealing the Next Election

Russia wants to eradicate democracy, and they’re doing a fine job of it, by pitting people against one another, sowing discord, misinformation, chaos, and doubt about election integrity. The problem, that plays right into the hands of the Russians, is that the United States is already too divided to do much about it.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: May 11, 2020
Length: 30 minutes (7,634 words)

Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others

COVID-19 is proving to be a disease of the immune system. This could, in theory, be controlled.

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Apr 21, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,676 words)

Our Pandemic Summer

“The fight against the coronavirus won’t be over when the U.S. reopens. Here’s how the nation must prepare itself.”

Author: Ed Yong
Source: The Atlantic
Published: Apr 14, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,150 words)