Magazine January 22, 2018, Issue

Same Tweet, Different Day

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When does a pattern of behavior become a ritual?

And no, thank you very much, my drinking has not become a problem. Rather I’m puzzling about this stuff as part umpteen of umpteen hundred of my ongoing “Happy Warrior” series on Twitter and the Future of Mankind.

Five, six years ago I got self-conscious every time I referenced in a pulped-wood column some 140-character missive somebody else had launched into the digital ether. Writing about tweets felt attenuated and unserious. It still kind of does, even though — or perhaps because — Twitter has in the interval become the most notorious communications

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Hugging Is Not Compulsory The Week is my favorite part of National Review. I love the quippy, quick way of bringing news and humor. With that said, I was aghast at ...
The Week

The Week

‐ Harry Reid’s Pentagon UFO study comes as no surprise — those Democrats will fund anything that involves aliens. ‐ Protests have erupted across Iran. From the country’s relatively modern cities ...
Poetry

Poetry

IMITATION FROM THE CHINESE Ten thousand projects, Bitter tasks set; Five, ten, twenty . . . The years fly. No end to it. And the heart tires With no place to light; So much remorse, Barren regret. No end to ...

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