Opinion | ‘The Lessons of Nuremberg Must Be Continually Relearned’

To the Editor: Seventy-five years ago this week, my father, Thomas J. Dodd, stepped to the podium to address for the first time one of the most important trials in history: the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Over the next 11 months, he and his fellow prosecutors presented overwhelming evidence of the machinery of death and destruction, as well as […]

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Opinion | The Loneliness of One-Click Shopping

One December day in 1991, a woman walked into a Bon-Ton department store in Ithaca, N.Y., in a state of high anxiety. Christmas loomed and she had yet to purchase a single gift. A clerk devoted herself to the customer’s cause, moving through the store with her to select something for each person on her extensive list. The clerk’s tale […]

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Opinion | Is There a Lockstep Mentality on the Left?

To the Editor: Re “Groupthink Has Left the Left Blind,” by Bret Stephens (column, Nov. 17): I have read a great deal lately about how the woke left delivered the victory to President-elect Joe Biden and should be recognized and rewarded for its contribution. This incisive and insightful piece by Mr. Stephens may lead us to quite a different conclusion. […]

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Opinion | Surveillance as a Service

Here’s a tip: Don’t get into a car with your family and tell everyone that Jeff Bezos is listening through the device on your wrist. “He’s going to blackmail you,” my wife joked. “That’s creepy,” my nephew said. My younger teenage son was more clear, telling me to turn it off right away. He was the most perturbed — and […]

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Opinion | Oh, Brother! Tears for Trump

This Thanksgiving, I’m going to make myself a French 75 and toast the end of a very bad, horrible, no-good year. I’ll be the only one in our family following Dr. Fauci’s advice to “bite the bullet” and skip our large holiday gathering. No doubt, my Trump-loving family will pour one out for the president. In that spirit, my brother, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. For the holiday, we’re printing readers’ words of gratitude. ‘I am thankful to be thankful’ Last week, I invited readers to send us six words describing what made them thankful in 2020. It’s a form of writing — the six-word memoir — popularized by the author Larry Smith. […]

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Opinion | We’re Fighting Covid on Our Own. But We’re Not Powerless.

Last week, a dispatch from Nova Scotia left me reeling. The journalist Stephanie Nolen described her life in the province, not terribly far from the American mainland, as “a parallel dimension” where gym classes and dinner parties still happen and community spread of the coronavirus is low. In an effort to explain how the area beat back the virus, she […]

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