Magazine March 21, 2011, Issue

The Week

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• The real news from Wisconsin is union members putting in all that unpaid overtime.

• So far, most of the presidential jockeying in the Republican party has been at the back of the pack. Sen. John Thune folded his campaign, wisely. Thune is a good man, but one term in the Senate and a base in South Dakota do not make for a powerful résumé. Newt Gingrich, who is expected to form an exploratory committee, lacks proportion rather than power. He is an ever-bubbling font of ideas, and a bold, if erratic, political strategist. He will have to show that

NR Editors includes members of the editorial staff of the National Review magazine and website.

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Books, Arts & Manners


The Fischer King

A review of Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall — From America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness, by Frank Brady.



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