Magazine December 17, 2018, Issue

The National Bonkruptcy

A defining moment in civilization just hit. No, I’m not referring to the elections (yawn, they have those every two years), nor yet Barbra Streisand’s release of an entire album of Trump-trolling tracks (though “Make Streisand Stop Singing” could prove a winning reelection slogan for the president). The unprecedented development is this: For the first time in history, mature adults are worried that the youngsters aren’t having enough sex.

We know this because The Atlantic has raised the alarm in a cover story. “Americans are in the midst of a sex recession,” we’re told in the piece, in which middle-aged and

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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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