Magazine September 26, 2016, Issue

STEAMed about STEM

If you ask the sort of people who are always angry about other people’s decisions, the wrong people are filling the jobs in STEM. That’s science, technology, engineering, and math. Too many men. A lot of boys have an early interest in STEM, because they’re all about building stuff, blowing up stuff, and building stuff that can blow up stuff. Boys like to sit in front of video-game screens and pretend they’re rampaging across a continent with an inexhaustible supply of ammunition, and for some this leads to an interest in computers. The end result? Apparently, it’s college campuses with

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


The Wage-Floor Roof of the Working-Class Ghetto Helen Andrews’ review of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir, by J. D. Vance, in the August 15 issue summarizes Vance’s effort to explain the factors ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Whoever used that hammer on Hillary’s phones should loan it to Huma Abedin. ‐ Acting as if it were an arm of the Clinton campaign, the FBI dumped the contents ...
Politics & Policy


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