Magazine December 17, 2018, Issue

From the Archives of the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library

President Donald Trump signs an executive order on immigration policy in the Oval Office of the White House, June 20, 2018. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

Miscellaneous Papers,

Volume IX:

“Letters and Diaries, Juvenilia, Christmas and Related Material”


December 17, 1958

Dear Santa, if that is in fact your real name (I have my doubts),

This letter is pursuant to our conversation of last Saturday, in the “Christmas Village” at the flagship Macy’s Department Store on Herald Square. I say “Christmas Village” but I know that you and I are both quite aware that it is in normal non-seasonal times the area designated for the Husky Young Mister line of apparel. I know that area well.

Further, let me begin my remarks by informing you that I did not appreciate your jokes

In This Issue



Lifestyle Section

Books, Arts & Manners


Gun Country

David French reviews First Freedom: A Ride through America’s Enduring History with the Gun, by David Harsanyi.




One reader praises Shawn Regan’s recent article, “Consider the Dusky Gopher Frog”; another praises Sen. Chuck Grassley.


Panpsychism (believed in by those who know what particle physics is but are uneasy with “Big Bang” as a search term) has its limits I suspect…


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