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‘My Dad’s Not a Racist’: Book Describes Ivanka Trump’s Defense After Charlottesville – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — When Gary D. Cohn was considering resigning as the top White House economic adviser after President Trump blamed “both sides” in a deadly white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va., his first stop was a meeting with Mr. Trump’s children. In a conversation in August 2017 with Ivanka Trump, the president’s …

A Future With Less News | The New Republic

Alan Rusbridger’s account of his time at The Guardian illustrates the possibilities and limits of journalism in the digital era. “I think news is incredibly important to society and democracy,” Mark Zuckerberg told a group of editors and media executives in May. The Guardian and its sister newspaper, The Observer, had reported two months earlier …

‘Mockingbird’ chosen as America’s best-loved novel in vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide. The 1960 book by Harper Lee emerged as No. 1 in PBS’ “The Great American Read” survey, whose results were announced …

Britain’s Boarding School Problem | The New Republic

How the country’s elite institutions have shaped colonialism, Brexit, and today’s global super-rich  When socially privileged children are separated from their families at a tender age, some develop what psychotherapists have called “Boarding School Syndrome”: “a defensive and protective encapsulation of the self,” in which they learn to hide emotion, …