In this issue:
"The Populists", by George Packer: Thomas E. Watson, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump.
LETTER FROM NEW JERSEY
"The Death and Life of Atlantic City", by Nick Paumgarten: Inside the multibillion-dollar casino that was supposed to turn things around.
LIFE AND LETTERS
"An Exile in the Corn Belt", by Ruth Margalit: Israel's funniest Palestinian writer decamps to the Midwest.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Hostile Territory", by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Queen of Earth and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.