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Highlights include:

Cover story – A new threat to free choice: Rosa Ellis investigates how anti-abortion protesters got organised.

In 1992 a man from Texas called Mark Crutcher compiled an 86-page document titled Firestorm: A Guerrilla Strategy for Pro-life America. He argued that it was unlikely that Roe v Wade would be repealed, so instead anti-abortionists should use other means. As he put it: “Today, we have opportunities before us which, if properly exploited, could result in an America where abortion may indeed be perfectly legal, but no one can get one.”


  • The myth of the self-hating homophobe: Alex Macpherson on the aftermath of the Orlando shooting
  • James Bridle on the dangers of Big Data
  • The last Soviet city. Owen Hatherley on the rebuilding that took place after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
  • Niki Seth-Smith reviews Patrick Kingsley's The New Odyssey and other books on the refugee crisis
  • Should your decision to give to charity be led by the heart or the head? Toby Lichtig explores
  • Samira Shackle reports on Pakistan’s madrasas and the fight to win them back from extremists
  • Why is the Sun hot? Marcus Chown explains
  • You might already be living in a dystopia, by Ray Filar
  • Sally Feldman on the cult of celebrity diets
  • Who gets to feel guilty? Reni Eddo-Lodge on racism and historical guilt
  • Richard Scorer on the battle for control of the US Supreme Court
  • The 100-year story of how gravitational waves were discovered, by Tosin Thompson
  • Alice Bloch reviews Martha Nussbaum’s latest work, “On Anger”
  • New poems; our contributors explore Brexit; columns from Michael Rosen and Laurie Taylor; cartoon by Grizelda; book reviews; cryptic crossword and Chris Maslanka's quiz

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