Magazine November 13, 2017, Issue

Mission of Mercy

People exit the main entrance at Mount Sinai West, Roosevelt Hospital in midtown Manhattan, in New York February 27, 2016. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

If you are ever sick, the island at the heart of the city is the place to be. Out my window, as I write, I can see the sign of a hospital, all of three blocks away, behind the church steeple and across the park. You could get there faster on foot than it would take to hail a cab. Rolling up the river, there is another hospital every mile or so. They have their counterparts on the island’s opposite coast, as if it had been folded lengthwise to make a medical inkblot. The most characteristic city-street sound, over the

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Poetry

Poetry

IN PLATO’S CAVE As lights in some cheap movie lit Reveal the filth in which we sit; And eyes around recoil in fright: In Plato’s cave we hate the light. But dream of being in ...
Letters

Letters

Kindergarten Controversy We at Catherine Cook School are shocked and disappointed that National Review would allow Frederick Hess and Grant Addison’s article, “Classes of Kindergarteners” (October 15), to be printed without ...
The Week

The Week

‐ So it took only 20 percent of the U.S. uranium supply to make Hillary radioactive. ‐ Former president George W. Bush gave an address in New York on “the Spirit ...

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