Why did Howard Zinn, at the age of 87, feel the need to publish The Bomb? What was Allen Nelson’s most memorable tale, famous in Okinawa, about the incident that began his long journey from killing machine to Quaker pacifist? Read Doug Lummis’ extraordinary essay about war and expiation. PLUS “The cop just shot my dog!” Patrick Higgins on why you’re right to worry that the police might blow your best friend away. PLUS Coutts and Stuckler on the English riots and the economics of anger.