Despite North Korea, arms control is unravelling

Despite North Korea, arms control is unravelling

RARELY do optimism and North Korea belong in the same breath. However, the smiles and pageantry in April’s encounter between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, leaders of the two Koreas, hinted at a deal in which the North would abandon nuclear weapons in exchange for a security guarantee from the world, and in particular…

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The challenges of defining death

The challenges of defining death

WHEN did Shalom Ouanounou die? A court in Ontario must decide. The 25-year-old Canadian’s doctors say September, at which point they assessed that Ouanounou was brain dead after a severe asthma attack, and incapable of breathing without the assistance of a ventilator. His family, though, say he died five months later, in March, when his…

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Under the surface of Eisenhower’s era

Under the surface of Eisenhower’s era

The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s. By William Hitchcock. Simon & Schuster; 672 pages; $35 Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties. By James F. Simon. Liveright; 448 pages; $35 Get our daily newsletterUpgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor’s Picks. MANY Americans, especially…

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