Magazine April 11, 2016, Issue

The Buena Vista Socialism Club

Bernie Sanders will be a footnote in the long sweep of electoral history — a black-socked footnote in Birkenstock sandals, if you wish — but he did clarify the views of many progressives when it comes to the free market. You might recall this piercing revelation:

“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country.”

If we lived in a society where the Department of Armpits regularly wrested away government grants from the National Urchin Association, Sanders might have a point, but it’s not as if

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


Bush Appreciated Thanks to Jay Nordlinger for his “43 and His Theme: A Visit with George W. Bush” (March 14). It’s a shame that Bush didn’t do more, rhetorically, to defend ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Bernie Sanders’s campaign is fading, leaving his supporters red, white, and blue. ‐ It is neither a surprise nor an accident that the latest major Islamist terrorist attack to befall ...
The Long View

Final Bulletin

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Politics & Policy


WOMAN AT A MOTEL WINDOW Frost from her breath on glass, Thin arteries made dark By a slow finger’s pass, Are the hand’s speech, and mark As something to be said Her waiting emptiness. She writes; behind ...


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