Magazine July 31, 2017, Issue

The Tech Amnesty

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with Republican House leaders to discuss his advocacy group, FWD.us, September 19, 2013. (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Silicon Valley leaders favor mass immigration, for no good reason

In 2013, a group of tech heavyweights, led by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and including fellow oligarchs Eric Schmidt (Google) and Bill Gates (Microsoft), founded FWD.us, a lobbying and advocacy group that would go on to spend millions of dollars promoting “comprehensive immigration reform.” Of course, the founders had not anticipated the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president.

Neither had a bevy of pundits, some of whom, in the wake of Trump’s victory, have attempted to recalibrate — witness longtime immigration enthusiast Fareed Zakaria speaking about the need for Democrats to take “less absolutist” positions on immigration and to put more

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Mary McCarthy’s Moment Peter Tonguette’s review of Mary McCarthy: The Complete Fiction (July 10) argues that the novelist had large ambitions but “came up short every time.” Yet he never mentions ...
The Week

The Week

‐ Collude with the Russians? Trump’s people can’t even collude with each other. ‐ Away from Washington and the American media environment, President Trump gave a stirring and perceptive speech in ...
Poetry

Poetry

FROM LACK OF LOVE, I WILL NOT EVER DIE . . . From lack of love, I will not ever die, so may the stingy, cold, and lordly rage imprisoned with pride inside ...

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