Magazine October 1, 2018, Issue

State Fair

Hilby, the Skinny German Juggler, performing at the New York State Fair (courtesy New York State Fair)
One of America’s best traditions continues

Syracuse, N.Y.

Being a modern type, I catch an Uber from the airport. The driver says, “What brings you to Syracuse?” I tell him I’m going to the fairthe New York State Fair. He says, “Are you working at the fair or just attending?” A little of each, I tell him: I’m going to write about it.

The driver has had far more interesting passengers — including a guy he picked up last week, who said he had a job at the fair. “Oh? What do you do?” asked the driver. The passenger responded, “I dive from an 80-foot platform

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In Defense of the Constitutional Order

Books, Arts & Manners




Kevin D. Williamson responds to a reader's thoughts on his article, “More Important than Motorcycles.”
The Week

The Week

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