Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement.
""I just want my fair share--which is all of it.""
The Dark Side is a narrative account of the decisions the U.S. made after September 11, decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In gripping detail, Jane Mayer relates specific cases, shown in real time against the larger tableau of Washington, looking at the intelligence gained and the price paid. In all cases, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country's place in the world, and its sense of itself.
"Brilliant and Maddening"
"Off and Running", by Hendrik Hertzberg; “Versatile”, by Tad Friend; "The Secret Sharer", by Jane Mayer; "Test-Tube Burgers", by Michael Specter; and "The Better Life", by David Denby.
In this issue: "Across the Divide" by Jelani Cobb; "Trump's Boswell Speaks" by Jane Mayer; "Captain of Her Soul" by Rachel Aviv; "Counting Sheeple" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Funny Women" by Anthony Lane.
In this issue: "Opening Doors" by Jelani Cobb; "The Big Uneasy" by Nathan Heller; "Sting of Myself" by Jane Mayer; "The Metamorphosis" by Joshua Rothman; "Descendants" by Laura Miller.
In this issue: "Radical Measures", by Amy Davidson; "New Koch", by Jane Mayer; "One Small Step", by D. T. Max; and "Dead Certainty", by Kathryn Schulz.
"Great magazine, but Audible's format is annoying"
"Images" by Jane Kramer; "Regretfully, Dick" by Lauren Collins; "The Memo" by Jane Mayer; "Suitable for Framing" by David Sedaris; "My Father's Tears" by John Updike.
From the corridors of power in Washington to the prison cells of Guantanamo to the disease-ravaged communities of Africa, The New Yorker takes you directly to the scene of today's biggest stories. Along the way, you'll hear great reporting by such best-selling writers as Malcolm Gladwell, David Remnick, Ken Auletta, and Seymour Hersh.
"Euro Science", by John Lanchester; "A Waste of Energy?", by James Surowiecki; "The Golden Age", by Calvin Trillin; "State for Sale", by Jane Mayer; "Free Everything", by Miranda July; "To Catch a Beat", by Jonathan Lethem; and "Primary Suspect", by Anthony Lane.
Alexis and Elliott take a closer look at the man many consider to be one of the country's worst presidents, #29 — Warren G. Harding. They talk with The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, former Nixon counsel John Dean, and enlist the help of comedian Paula Poundstone, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich, and others, to bring Harding's raunchiest scandal to life.
"Beware of Romneycare", by James Surowiecki; "The Voter-Fraud Myth", by Jane Mayer; "Atonement", by Dexter Filkins; and "We, the Polity", by Adam Kirsch.
"Just Married", by Amy Davidson; "Operation Steinway", by Michael Schulman; "Apologia", by Jeffrey Frank; "Covert Operations", by Jane Mayer; and "On the Prison Highway", by Ian Frazier.
"Terrible quality control"
"And the Oscar Goes to", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Irony 101", by Ben McGrath; "The Trial", by Jane Mayer; "Drinking Games", by Malcolm Gladwell; and "The Way of Her Flesh", by Hilton Als.
"Storm Warnings" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "High Stakes" by Jane Mayer; "Leaving Desire" by Jon Lee Anderson; "Rites" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Cowboy" by Thomas McGuane; "Come Rain or Come Shine" by John Lahr; "Unhappy Families" by Anthony Lane.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
"Obamaism", by George Packer; "The Bush Six", by Jane Mayer; "Can Iran Change?", by Jon Lee Anderson; "I.O.U.", by Jill Lepore; and "Friends", by Anthony Lane.
"The Obama Effect", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Home Visit", by Ariel Levy; "The Secret History", by Jane Mayer; "Real Romance", by Lauren Collins; and "Off the Rails", by Anthony Lane.
"Decisions, Decisions" by Louis Menand; "All the Oil in China?" by James Surowiecki; "Square One" by Ian Frazier; "The Experiment" by Jane Mayer; "The Missing Madonna" by Calvin Tomkins; and "Stayin' Alive" by David Denby.
"Read All About It", by Steve Coll; "The Black Sites", by Jane Mayer; "Aesop in the City", by Yoni Brenner; "Slippery Business", by Tom Mueller; "Lover Beware", by Anthony Lane.
"Ups and Downs" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "War Poet" by Dana Goodyear; "A Deadly Interrogation" by Jane Mayer; "The Malpractice Mess" by Atul Gawande; "A Place in the Sun" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Parent Traps" by Anthony Lane.