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In this issue: "Living on the Edge" by George Packer; "Sleight of No Hands" by Mark Singer; "The Bouvier Affair" by Sam Knight; "Cover Story" by Elif Batuman; "Luxe et Veritas" by Dan Chiasson; "Hidden Wonders" by Carrie Battan; and "Not-Guilty Pleasure" by Emily Nussbaum.
As the election of 2008 approached, America was in crisis. Years after Bill Clinton claimed that the era of big government was over, Obama won his party’s nomination by promising its furious revenge. And, orphaned by their party, conservatives were forced to either stay home or vote for a progressive Republican.
When Florence King revealed her post-graduate dabbling in lesbianism, she was inundated with invitations to address feminist groups. She would write on the invitations “I think you should know I’m a Republican” and send them back. She had also written pornography, and she was both funny and candid about its absurdities.
The February 2016 issue of National Review.
"She's an art historian, you know!” said Donald Rumsfeld to me, when I dropped by his office in 2009. He said it with a look of wonder and glee. He was talking about his director of research, Victoria Coates. She and others were helping the former defense secretary with his memoir. I indeed knew she was an art historian. In fact, I had been friends with Victoria for several years. After working for Rumsfeld, she worked for Governor Rick Perry of Texas.
In late January, Bernie Sanders said something legitimately ground-breaking. When Chris Cuomo of CNN asked Sanders whether he was willing to raise taxes to finance his proposed “Medicare for all” single-payer health-care system, the self-described socialist was admirably frank: “We will raise taxes. Yes, we will.” What’s really interesting about Sanders’s tax pledge is that he is making a bold break with Clintonism.
The happiest story conservatives could tell about Trump would be an updated version of that one: A newcomer to conservatism himself, he is leading others to join an enlarged conservative coalition while simultaneously injecting it with a skepticism about mass immigration that is much more sensible than past conservative leaders’ enthusiasm for it. This way of looking at the Trump phenomenon raises several large questions.
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World politics is entering a new phase, in which the great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of international conflict will be cultural.
Instead of trying to predict "Black Swan" events such as coups or crises, forecasters should look at how political systems handle disorder. The best indicator of a country's future trajectory is not a lengthy past stability, but recent moderate volatility.
"Fine Taleb, but repeats some themes in other books"
The January/February 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.
In this issue: "Friday Night Lights Out", by David Remnick; "The Duel", by Ryan Lizza; "Aftershocks", by Jon Lee Anderson; "Air Head", by Nathan Heller; and "Tough Girls", by Anthony Lane.
"How Cuba Is, and Isn't, Changing, One Year after the Thaw with the U.S." is from the Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Nick Miroff and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"The One Question You Should Ask About Every New Job" is from the Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Adam Grant and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Addicted to Distraction" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Tony Schwartz and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"A Young Football Star 'in the Prime of Life,' and the Disease That Destroyed His Brain" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"A Placebo Treatment for Pain" is from the Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Jo Marchant and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"'Serial' Season 2 Focuses on Bergdahl's Story" is from the Culture (Arts) section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and John Koblin and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"Daily Fantasy Sports Site, Facing Opposition, Maintains Its Visibility in City Arenas" is from the Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Tim Casey and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
"What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Understand about Economic Equality" is from the October 19, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by George F. Will and narrated by Sam Scholl.
An emerging black digital intelligentsia has embraced online technology to change American ideas.
"The Dangerous Deficits Our Candidates Aren't Talking About" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert J. Samuelson and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Google's next Push: Virtual Reality in Your Pocket" was published on December 3, 2015 on CNET.com. It was written by Richard Nieva and narrated by Rex Anderson.