In this issue:
THE FINANCIAL PAGE
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" by Sheelah Kolhatkar: When companies prize investors above all, they'll do anything to increase their stock price, and that's not good for workers.
"No, We Cannot" by Jill Lepore: The new pessimism comes of age.
"Civil Wars" by Joan Acocella: Arundhati Roy returns.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"The Other Side of Silence" by James Wood: Rereading W. G. Sebald.
"The Night Shift" by Akhil Sharma.
"The Dinner Party" by Jennifer Egan.
"Kevin's Gate" by Emily Nussbaum: The joyful final days of The Leftovers.