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(Roman Genn)



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The Rich Get More (Audits)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made news over the past several weeks as details of the targeting of conservative 501(c)(4) groups for extra screening have come to light, causing Americans to question the impartiality of one of the most notorious arms of government. Although groups associated with the Tea Party had complained of harassment from the IRS for years, it was only when the IRS acknowledged the extra scrutiny given to these groups that the government and many ordinary Americans were forced to grapple with the knowledge that one of the most intrusive federal agencies may not be as neutral as they had hoped.


Contents
June 17, 2013    |     Volume LXV, No. 11

Articles
Features
Special Energy Section
Books, Arts & Manners
  • Jonah Goldberg reviews The End Is Near and It’s Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure, by Kevin D. Williamson.
  • Theodore Dalrymple reviews Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, by Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld.
  • Galen Mac Caba reviews Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century, by Christian Caryl.
  • Jay Nordlinger discusses James Levine, one of the great conductors of our age.
  • Ross Douthat reviews Star Trek: Into Darkness.
  • Richard Brookhiser discusses summer weeds.
Sections
The Long View  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Athwart  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Poetry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Happy Warrior  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .