Skip to main content

Friday Nite Videos | July 23, 2021

Portside
How Pegasus Spyware Was Found on Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancée's Phone. Flashmob at the Odéon (Paris). How Big Pharma Fueled the Opioid Crisis That Killed 500,000. MAGA Crime Spree: Count Up to 12 Indictments. The Decline of the Death Penalty.

books

How Utterly Depraved! The American Government’s Murder of Ethel Rosenberg

Deborah Friedell London Review of Books
Ethel Rosenberg never abetted Soviet intelligence. Nor did Julius enable Russia’s atom bomb development. Yet in the overheated cold war and Korean intervention climate, they were singularly executed. The book under review details the graphic story.

Ethel Rosenberg by Anne Sebba Review – A Notorious Cold War Tragedy

Melissa Benn The Guardian
This is a sensitive portrait of the American civilian who was executed for allegedly passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union. There are striking similarities between the poisonous atmosphere of the cold war and that of contemporary politics...

Trump’s Final Cruelty: Executing Prisoners

E. Tammy Kim The New Yorker
Two weeks from now, the Trump Administration plans to execute a forty-year-old man named Brandon Bernard. His death, by lethal injection, would be the ninth carried out by the U.S. government since July—the ninth, in fact, since 2003.
Subscribe to Death Penalty