Magazine March 19, 2018, Issue

The Word’s New Home

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No one reads any more, do they? You are reading this, evidently, but are you reading reading — sitting down, light on, concentrating — or just doing what I so often do, skimming? What was the last novel I read? The first two volumes of the melancholy Norwegian. But there are four more, untouched by me. In my youth I would have burned through all the suckers in a month. A friend of mine, a journalist no less, says he doesn’t read articles anymore, only headlines. Preach, brother. My printed subscription copy of the Broadsheet of the Resistance, which flops

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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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