Magazine November 29, 2021, Issue

What’s the Meta with You?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to an avatar of himself in the ‘Metaverse’ during a live-streamed conference, October 28, 2021. (Facebook/Handout via Reuters)

Here’s the good news: I picked the right week to delete my Facebook account.

Here’s the bad news: I picked the wrong week — to steal a line from the glorious 1980 movie Airplane! — to quit sniffing glue.

Don’t worry, and don’t place a panicked call to my parents, my doctor, my nonexistent fantasy personal stylist, or the police: I didn’t really quit sniffing glue, nor did I ever sniff glue in the first place. What I did do, however, could be described as its mental and spiritual equivalent: I watched Mark Zuckerberg’s baffling new promotional video for Meta, which is

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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

In This Issue

Introduction

Politics & Policy

End Roe

In this special issue, we examine the legal arguments, the policy arguments, and the social arguments for finally ending the Roe era in America.

The Law

The Policy

The Social Impact

Books, Arts & Manners

Books

Weird English

A review of Highly Irregular: Why Tough, Through, and Dough Don’t Rhyme — and Other Oddities of the English Language, by Arika Okrent.

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The Week

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