Magazine December 19, 2011, Issue

Comply and Fall

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The National Review cruise was great, except for the part when the ship got lost. We left Fort Lauderdale, sailed into the yawning maw of the North Atlantic, and couldn’t find our bearings. Terrifying at first, but then we learned why: Someone left an electronic device in the “on” position, and it completely scrambled all the navigation equipment. It’s not rare — last month the Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest and most technologically sophisticated cruise ship, set sail for the Bahamas but went halfway up the Mississippi River because someone forgot to turn off a Kindle. Rumor says

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Books, Arts & Manners


The Gonzo Files

A review of Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson, edited by Jann S. Wenner.


The Week

The Week

The case for Newt is that he’s nothing like that guy who used to be governor of Massachusetts. The case for Romney is very similar.


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