At the bitter end of the 1960s, after surviving multiple assassination attempts, President John F. Kennedy is entering his third term in office. The Vietnam War rages on, and the president has created a vast federal agency, the Psych Corps, dedicated to maintaining the nation's mental hygiene by any means necessary. Soldiers returning from the war have their battlefield traumas "enfolded" - wiped from their memories through drugs and therapy - while veterans too damaged to be enfolded roam at will in Michigan, evading the government and reenacting atrocities.
"Pride and Prejudice", by Margaret Talbot; "Mad Men", by Ben McGrath; "A Way Out", by Adam Gopnik; "All Together Now!", by Lauren Collins; "A Fish Out of Water", by Ian Frazier; "The Tree Line, Kansas, 1934", by David Means; and "Watching the Detectives", by Nancy Franklin.