Magazine May 14, 2018, Issue

What’s It to You?

Kevin D. Williamson

A few years ago I was offered a job as devil’s advocate at the then-upstart Vox — a well-funded concern from the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein that was meant to bring a certain brand of left-leaning, empirics-driven reporting and analysis to the next plateau. The offer was earnest, the recruitment spirited, the conversations frank and friendly, and the parameters generous. But in the end, of course, I passed.

I passed (and forthrightly told Klein I was passing) because I thought one of his co-founders, whom I was supposed to have worked directly under, was a liar and an a**hole. My suspicion

In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners


Redeeming the Miracle

Yuval Levin reviews Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy, by Jonah Goldberg.




Richard Rustad responds to Yuval Levin & Ramesh Ponnuru’s article “A New Health-Care Debate.”


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