Magazine May 14, 2018, Issue

Winter’s End

(Katie Hosmer)

By now we are used to the February thaws, followed by the gotcha of returning cold. But how do we know the thaw will itself return, for real? Take an island 13 miles long by two miles wide and pave it. Throw in several thousand street- and headlights so that the only visible nighttime heavenly body is the moon. Keep it up for a hundred years until all ye olde nature-savvy instincts are stifled. How does a city dweller track spring?

More light, said Goethe on his deathbed — whether because he glimpsed the city of jasper and gold or because

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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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