Magazine March 19, 2018, Issue

Happiness Is a Warm Gub

At the rate boycotts and severed relationships are being announced, it’s possible that you’ll be forbidden to say the letters “N,” “R,” and “A” near a public building by the time this issue hits the stand. The Herman’s Hermits song “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am” may be banned from radio play, because the singer pronounces the name “Ennery,” which sounds a lot like “NRA.”

The NRA will be super-extra evil for a while, until the National Outrage Corps swings to something else, but guns will remain our culture’s No. 1 source for meaningless overreaction. Perhaps you’ve heard about the student

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Articles

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

Books

Seizing the Future

Arthur Herman reviews The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World, by Charles C. Mann.

Sections

Letters

Letters

Rejecting Despair While admitting that William F. Buckley Jr. himself would probably have a more optimistic take, Richard Brookhiser writes: “The conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump ...
The Week

The Week

• We don’t even want public-school teachers teaching our kids. • Historically, the National Rifle Association has derived its political power from two sources. The first is the broad popularity of ...
Poetry

Poetry

Sometimes the frost comes early when it might have held its crystallizing of the leaves.
Happy Warrior

Brushing Alone

Your views on Delta Airlines and Hertz rental cars now correspond to how compelling you found the cable-news appearances of a survivor of the Parkland school shooting.

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