Magazine September 10, 2012, Issue

Romney’s Revelation

He knows the president is burying the American Dream

President Obama occasionally invites historians to the White House to talk about the lessons of history. During one such gathering last year, presidential historian Robert Dallek asked the president, Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere writes, “what the group could do to help him. Obama’s answer went right to a present-day concern: ‘What you could do for me is to help me find a way to discuss the issue of inequality in our society without being accused of class warfare.’”

Mitt Romney wants this year’s election to be about jobs and the economy. Barack Obama wants it to be about fairness and the need

Michael Knox Beran — Mr. Beran is a lawyer and writer. His book WASPs: The Splendors and Miseries of an American Aristocracy is to be published in August.

In This Issue

Books, Arts & Manners

City Desk

Import-Export

People are not the only immigrants in the world. The age of discovery began a transatlantic exchange of animals, plants, and germs. Most of us know about the devastating effects ...
Politics & Policy

Rubio Rising

Immediately after Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination in May, we political analysts found ourselves immersed in the veepstakes. This is essentially a gussied-up form of entrail reading, and the ...
Politics & Policy

Regime Change

Sometime in 2007, a documentary filmmaker named Lauren Greenfield insinuated herself into the lives of David and Jackie Siegel, a septuagenarian time-share tycoon and his middle-aged, much-augmented wife. At the ...

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Politics & Policy

Poetry

MEMORIES OF ENGLAND So, having tackled most of Churchill’s History, Surfed the net for tickets and a book, Hopped a jet and, spellbound by the mystery Of dynasty and tomb, gulped with a look The ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

The Iraqi Rotary Yuval Levin hit the nail on the head with “The Hollow Republic” (August 13). I was reminded of a speech I heard in 2004 by an administrator in ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ When Harry Reid said the candidate was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,” who knew he was talking about Biden? ‐ You want to ...

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