Magazine February 25, 2019, Issue


President Trump gestures at reporters in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, May 8, 2018. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo)

Some think the POTUS plays 4-D chess; some think he’s stumped by rock–paper–scissors. The latter group was horrified when President Trump pulled out of the INF treaty over Russian violations. The Orange Man, previously a Lamb Chop to Russia’s Shari Lewis, was now regarded as a reckless moron who would scour the earth with nuclear fire. It was quite amazing: The old ’80s tropes came instantly to life, like Sea Monkey powder dumped in a fishbowl.

AARP-demographic citizens recalled when the Rooskies moved intermediate-range ballistic missiles into the captive nations of Eastern Europe. Why? Maybe they were warty old oligarchs who

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Books, Arts & Manners


Law and Disorder

Amy L. Wax reviews Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Windows Policing, by Issa Kohler-Hausmann.




Readers write in to address Kevin D. WIlliamson’s essay on Antifa and Douglas Murray’s recent comments on hate crimes.
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The Week

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