Magazine October 24, 2016, Issue

Smaller Countries, Far Away

On the Baltics, Russia, and America

Tallinn, Estonia — At the time of the Republican convention, the Baltic states became an issue in the presidential campaign. This was a surprise. No one was more surprised than people here in the Baltics. And no one was more concerned.

On the third day of the convention, Donald Trump gave an interview to the New York Times. One of the reporters questioning him, David E. Sanger, had just returned from the Baltics. He told Trump that people in the region were on edge about a “new Russian activism”: Vladimir Putin’s forces were harassing these states with military exercises, etc. Submarines

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Tangents to Heinlein Interesting that two huge themes with no apparent connection appeared in the October 10 issue: John Fonte & John Yoo’s “Progressivism Goes Global,” and Charles C. W. Cooke’s ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Gary Johnson may not know where Aleppo is, but he always knows where the Doritos are. ‐ Lester Holt is a registered Republican, but he clearly doesn’t let his partisan ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

DAWN WIND The day comes with a dawn wind brisk enough to ripple the broad waters circling back beneath the waterfall, where the sheet of ice at the edge of those circling waters, the chunks of ...

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