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What Price “Defense”?

William D. Hartung Tom Dispatch
America's Costly, Dysfunctional Approach to Security Is Making Us Ever Less Safe

Blunders, Splits and War

Victor Grossman Portside
Berlin Bulletin #206 January 17 2023 The lack of homes for working class and also for middle-class seekers is a nation-wide emergency. Somehow, allegedly due to rising costs, there is never enough money to build affordable homes, repair schools, open needed kindergartens and reverse damaging reductions in public health care.

Recipes from the Survivors of Auschwitz

Hannah Goldfield The New Yorker
“Honey Cake and Latkes: Recipes from the Old World by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivors” was organized by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation. More than one survivor remembers sustaining fellow-prisoners with vivid descriptions of the foods they’d eaten in their earlier lives.