America’s longest war ended on Monday when the last troops left Afghanistan, 20 years after we started fighting there. How badly have the disasters surrounding the Afghan withdrawal damaged Joe Biden and his agenda? How much will it hurt the Democrats at midterms next November? Comments from John Nichols.
Also: the story of a black writer who moved to Paris in the 1950s and discovered French racism – against Algerians. Adam Shatz explains the story of William Gardner Smith – he was literary editor of The nation, and now has the introduction to a novel called The stone face, by Smith, originally published in 1963 and now a new edition.
Subscribe to something The nation to support all of our podcasts: thenation.com/podcastsubscribe.