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Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has served as Special Adviser to three UN Secretaries-General. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, Building the New American Economy, and most recently, A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism.

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  1. stanley3_SERGIO LIMAAFP via Getty Images_bolsonaro covid protest Sergio Lima/AFP via Getty Images

    A COVID Genocide in the Americas?

    Federico Finchelstein & Jason Stanley

    Just as political leaders like Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro have forced a reckoning about the historical persistence of fascist politics, so have their disastrous responses to the COVID-19 pandemic renewed the relevance of the concept of genocide. How else are we to come to grips with so many culpably avoidable deaths?

    call for a debate on the historical and moral implications of the Brazilian and US pandemic responses.
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    Merkel Minus Angela

    Josef Joffe

    Armin Laschet's surprise victory in the CDU leadership contest makes him the front-runner to become Germany's next chancellor, but it doesn't guarantee him the job. Laschet will need to defeat Markus Söder, the ambitious and politically flexible leader of the CDU's Bavarian sister party. 

    appraises Armin Laschet, who is now the odds-on favorite to become the country's next chancellor.
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