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The November 14/21 2022 Issue Scott Wiener’s Acid Test

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A Royal Send-Off
How William and Kate’s visit to the Caribbean helped stoke the movements for independence and reparations.
MICHELA MOSCUFO
FROM THIS ISSUE
Without an Economic Message, Democrats Will Never Close the Deal
Abortion and extremism have made the midterms a neck-and-neck race—but the party is still missing an economic message.
JEET HEER FOR THE NATION
How to Crush a Movement for Racial Justice.
Heavy-handed policing by Arkansas authorities—with an assist from the Trump and Biden Justice Departments—put Dawn Jeffrey in jail and left her fellow protesters demoralized and demobilized.
AARON MIGUEL CANTÚ AND KANDIST MALLET
Scott Wiener’s Acid Test
The California state senator wants to decriminalize psychedelics. Can he convince the state that his bill will reduce the “sheer misery” drug use is causing now?
JOHN SEMLEY
The Odyssey
Javier Zamora’s borderland memories.
JESÚS A. RODRÍGUEZ
REMEMBERING MIKE DAVIS: 1946-2022

Nation contributing editor Mike Davis, a brilliant radical reporter with a novelist’s eye and a historian’s memory, died this week at the age of 76. Fellow contributing editor Jon Wiener offers a remembrance of his friend and coauthor here, while contributor Micah Uetricht grapples with Davis’s forecast for the left here.

For more from the great social critic and political activist, best known for works including City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear, Planet of Slums, and Prisoners of the American Dream, you can find Mike Davis’s full body of writing for The Nation here. ⁣

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