It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.
In this issue: "The Populists", by George Packer; "The Death and Life of Atlantic City", by Nick Paumgarten; "An Exile in the Corn Belt", by Ruth Margalit; and "Hostile Territory", by Anthony Lane.
Peter Jukes, an award-winning TV crime writer, starts at the beginning: October 2013 and the Old Bailey is gearing up for an eight-month courtroom clash. It's a showdown that will pit tabloid newspaper executives in Rupert Murdoch's News International against the British state. The journalists are accused of phone hacking, corrupting public officials, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. After years of cover up involving News International, the Metropolitan Police, and the government, the judge tells the jury, "British justice is on trial."
In this issue: "Keeping Secrets", by Steve Coll; "The Fearful and the Frustrated", by Evan Osnos; and "The Other France", by George Packer.
The September 7, 2015 issue of National Review.
This month's issue features Graydon Carter's introduction to the September issue, why Taylor Swift is the captain of the #girlsquad, The late Ingrid Sischy on Karl Lagerfeld's youngest muse, Chelsea Clinton's path to power, How Tinder is changing sex and dating, plus Stella McCartney, Gigi Hadid, and more!
In this issue: "Race and the Storm", by Jelani Cobb; "My Brain: The All-Hands Meeting", by Hallie Cantor; "The Weight of the World", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Starting Over", by Malcolm Gladwell; "The Yellow House", by Sarah M. Broom; "Reality Hunger", by Hua Hsu; and "Odd Couples", by Anthony Lane.
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The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
"Pretty Good, but could be Great"
"Excellent encapsulation of NYT"
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 September/October 2015 issue of Foreign Affairs.
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In this issue: "Exit, Stage Left", by David Remnick; "Protest U", by Alex Carp; "Harangue", by Andrew Marantz; "The Cop", by Jake Halpern; "Clone Club", by Emily Nussbaum; "Renegades", by Alex Ross; and "Long Runs", by Anthony Lane.
Donald Trump is loud, rude, insincere; he’s already had three fake runs for president; he’s selling himself as a business genius but has declared bankruptcy four times; his three marriages have been tabloid fodder; he once suggested his daughter was so hot he’d date her if they weren’t related.
After 9/11, many within the U.S. national security establishment worried that, following decades of preparation for confronting conventional enemies, Washington was unready for the challenge posed by an unconventional adversary such as al Qaeda. So over the next decade, the United States built an elaborate bureaucratic structure to fight the jihadist organization, adapting its military and its intelligence and law enforcement agencies to the tasks of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency.
How should one judge a president’s handling of foreign policy?
Machines are substituting for more types of human labor than ever before. This means that the real winners of the future will be neither the providers of cheap labor nor the owners of ordinary capital, but rather those who can innovate and create new products, services, and business models.
How did 21st-century Russia end up, yet again, in personal rule? An advanced industrial country of 142 million people, it has no enduring political parties that organize and respond to voter preferences. The military is sprawling yet tame; the immense secret police are effectively in one man’s pocket. The hydrocarbon sector is a personal bank, and indeed much of the economy is increasingly treated as an individual fiefdom. Mass media move more or less in lockstep with the commands of the presidential administration.
To create broad-based and sustainable economic growth, governments in the developing world should foster market-creating innovation - that is, the generation of new products and services that reach an entirely new population of customers.
The July/August 2015 issue of Foreign Affairs.