Magazine March 20, 2017, Issue

Adolescent Politics

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Teen Vogue’s newfound inanity

‘Rise. Resist. Raise Your Voice.” If you had to guess which publication boasts these lines on its Twitter page — the “resistance” in question, of course, is to the presidency of Donald Trump — which would it be? Jacobin? The Nation? Perhaps The New Republic on one of its saltier days?

Guess again: It’s Teen Vogue, newly heralded as a brave and important voice in the heady world of Trumpian politics. In December, various sectors of the Internet set themselves ablaze while applauding a self-proclaimed “scorched-earth” essay by the magazine’s weekend editor, Lauren Duca. The title: “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America.”

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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

In This Issue

Articles

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

City Desk

A City of Shopkeepers

The city is full of walk-in businesses — shops, stores, eateries, bars, banks, fix-it places. That means the streets are full of business names. Many belong to chains — Victoria’s ...

Sections

Politics & Policy

Letters

Pain and Punishment Psychiatrist Sally Satel’s piece “Treating Opioid Addiction” (March 6) favors “benign paternalism” in public policy regarding what some have hysterically called an “epidemic” but Dr. Satel more soberly ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ We’re told the envelope given to Warren Beatty actually contained Nate Silver’s projection. ‐ To replace Michael Flynn as national-security adviser, Donald Trump selected someone uniquely suited for the position. ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

GLOUCESTER Lizard-voiced, the seagull, esurient And flush with light, cuts through sapphire and salt Waves, to gratify pure appetite. Granite endures like graves. Briars bloom. On planks and shelves, books dock like sailing ships And wait ...

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