Magazine August 11, 2014, Issue

Prepare Ye the Way of the Candidate

‘Ready for Hillary,” the signs say, as if the last 20 years had been a matter of girding your loins and settling your affairs. It suggests we were not ready before, but existed in an unformed state of anticipatory unease, unsure whether we were properly prepared for all that she truly is. But it’s come together nicely, hasn’t it? She’s ready for the job, and by some delightful coincidence we’re ready to sweep her into office, the capstone of a life of extraordinary accomplishment. (List of actual accomplishments to follow at some unspecified date.)

It costs money to be ready, though.

In This Issue

Articles

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Nixon Rises Again

In December 1965, a 27-year-old journalist with slick black hair and pudgy cheeks, a Columbia Journalism School grad who had spent three years churning out conservative editorials for the St. ...

Sections

Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ The real tragedy here is what’s happening to John Kerry’s Nobel Prize prospects. ‐ If the Obama administration were a baseball game, this would be the seventh-inning stretch. He had ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

THE FINAL IKON He felt that he would find it, Find it yet – The clarity he sought With all his breath. And when he had found it? Why did he grieve? And why did he find ...

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