Magazine November 21, 2016, Issue

The Hacking Bear

(Roman Genn)
What can we do about Putin’s cyber-subversion?

‘I f***ing hate that guy. Like I’d like to kick the sh** out of him on twitter . . . but I know that is dumb.” “That guy,” as every clucking tongue in Washington can now tell you, was liberal Harvard Law professor (and former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia) Lawrence Lessig, who ran a brief, quixotic campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

This moment of impulsive pettiness was not meant to be public; it came in a private e-mail, between two private citizens, from one Gmail account to another. Its author was Neera Tanden, president of a left-leaning

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A Strange Superman

The Accountant, the new Ben Affleck action vehicle, is founded on a genuinely original idea. Indeed, I feel safe in ven­turing that nobody, in cinema or literature, has invented an ...

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Humble Experts The widespread connotation of “elitist” is one of arrogance and a haughtiness born not of achievement in the trenches but of patrician privilege. However, I feel certain this was ...
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‐ We predict the morally dubious figure with an awful record in public life and much-remarked-upon blond hair will lose the election — and, unhappily, win it.  ‐ To former Bill ...
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FIRST WORDS And then I resolved that thenceforward I would choose for the theme of my writing only the praise of this most gracious being. But when I had thought exceedingly, ...

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