The Ar­chives

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The cover, hon­or­ing the Doonesbury comic strip’s 20th an­niver­sary, was the first in­ter­view Garry Trudeau had given in 17 years. In it, the “premier satirist of his time” ex­plained his work as “pro­pelled by a sense of moral in­dig­na­tion, which you hope doesn’t slip into mal­ice when you’re ex­e­cut­ing.” Notably, he was lam­poon­ing Don­ald Trump as early as the 1980s, re­sult­ing in the re­cent an­thol­ogy Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump.


A spe­cial re­port ex­am­ined “the swift rise of Amer­i­can psy­chi­a­try and its progress in treat­ing an in­creas­ingly tense na­tion.” (They should see us now!) Thanks to the pioneer­ing neu­rol­o­gist Sig­mund Freud, who had died 16 years ear­lier, “it is no longer con­sid­ered odd, or ev­i­dence of moral weak­ness, to go to a psy­chi­a­trist.”


The as­sas­si­na­tion in Egypt of No­bel Peace Prize–win­ning Pres­i­dent An­war Sa­dat “left the Mideast fac­ing a dan­ger­ous po­lit­i­cal void,” with the U.S. in par­tic­u­lar feel­ing the loss. A fatwa ap­prov­ing the act, com­mit­ted by the Egyp­tian Is­lamic Ji­had, was ob­tained from Omar Ab­del-rah­man, who was con­victed of con­spir­acy af­ter the 1993 World Trade Cen­ter bomb­ing.

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