In this issue:
"Trump Takes the Oath" by Amy Davidson: The forty-fifth President affirmed not the continuity of America's Democratic progress but his contempt for its non-Trumpian past.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Roth on Trump" by Judith Thurman: In 2004, the writer published The Plot Against America, about an election that upends the country. Has it happened here?
A REPORTER AT LARGE
"Survival of the Richest" by Evan Osnos: Why some of America's wealthiest people are prepping for disaster.
ANNALS OF TECHNOLOGY
"Alternate Endings" by Raffi Khatchadourian: Movies that allow you to decide what happens next.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Depths of Fear" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of The Salesman and Split.