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Biden fails to fill his office

The administration can either face cost-of-living issues or face a wipeout in November

By The Editors

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Diary

Berlin game

It’s going to be fascinating watching Germany slowly respond to a changed world

By Tom Ashbrook

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International

The US and India in a new world

America has a historic opportunity to co-opt India

By Brahma Chellaney

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Culture

#Wanderlusting

For someone with a gypsy soul, traveling is life

By Bridget Phetasy

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Politics

The quiet rise of the other Asians

The impact of Indian immigration to the US is exceptional

By Tunku Varadarajan

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International

Can the India-US relationship last?

Rather than abase itself for America’s attention, India should take responsibility for its own security and prosperity

By Kapil Komireddi

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Business

What Norman Mailer’s ‘cancellation’ reveals

If the publishing world is no longer a place for the free exchange of ideas, where are we as a culture?

By Michael Mailer

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Science & Tech

Man flu is real

Why are men so bad at being sick?

By Matt Purple

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Education

Peter Boghossian’s fight for freedom

The professor is blisteringly blunt about the woke ‘capture’ of institutions

By Zoe Strimpel

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Education

Is Latin worth learning?

A Princeton professor wants Classics to disappear because it has been used as a justification for slavery, colonialism and fascism

By Peter Jones

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Science & Tech

Mother’s milk is good for you

Regardless of whether you feel we’re breaking a taboo, why shouldn’t I be allowed to purchase milk from a consenting friend?

By Breast Milk Enjoyer

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Politics

How conservatives concede the culture

They live in an eternal present that must be defended against a dreadful future

By Daniel McCarthy

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International

Why Glenn Greenwald backs Putin

Few things are sure in life: death, taxes and Glenn Greenwald advocating whatever position happens to be in the interests of Vladimir Putin

By James Kirchick

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Education

Welcome to MSNBC U

We have visiting faculty from CNN and little contact with reality!

By Grace Curley

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Politics

Asian Americans are leaving the Democrats

‘What we see is the dismantling of the education system and the parts of it that work’

By Oliver Wiseman

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Culture

Fifty years of Fear and Loathing

Hunter S. Thompson saw the twenty-first century coming

By Ben Sixsmith

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Politics

Does Vance have a chance?

J.D. Vance was never hostile to Trump voters. He was a translator for the coastally confused

By Daniella Greenbaum Davis

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Politics

How the Supreme Court lost its real diversity

The divisiveness of politics in the last decade masks a bipartisan accord on elite credentials

By Benjamin H. Barton

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Culture

Hunting deer in the DC suburbs

If we are to defend our turf and protect our lawns, Bambi’s mom must die

By Billy McMorris

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Culture

What’s in a name?

Americans will name their children for euphony’s sake

By Christopher Caldwell

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Books + Arts

Book Review

A gay fandango

Joie de Vivre by Paul Bailey reviewed

By Timothy Mo

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Book Review

Fall and decline

After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque through Revolution and War by Helen Rappaport reviewed

By Harry Mount

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Book Review

Our enemy’s enemy

Fugitives: A History of Nazi Mercenaries During the Cold War by Danny Orbach reviewed

By Andrew Stuttaford

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Book Review

For whom the bell tolls

Hemingway’s Widow: The Life and Legacy of Mary Welsh Hemingway by Timothy Christian reviewed

By Anne Margaret Daniel

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Books

I’m a Latinx person of letters

The POC victim narrative is a systemic problem

By Alex Perez

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Music

Sibelius speaks

A new recording of a rare piece by Jean Sibelius is out

By Jacob Heilbrunn

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Exhibitions

Precarious and thrilling

Milton Avery was able to carve out his own path, distinct from modernism’s march through history

By Andrew L. Shea

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Music

Carnegie plus one

After 130 years, Carnegie Hall decided it could use a virtual stage

By James Panero

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Art

Going Greco-Roman in Boston

What Would Seneca Do?

By Franklin Einspruch

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Theater

Swing for me

The experience of seeing George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s Company is something like inadvertently joining a swingers’ party

By Robert S. Erickson

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Film

Naples and nurture

The Hand of God reviewed

By Alex Perez

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Film

Witches brew

The Tragedy of Macbeth reviewed

By Ernest Hilbert

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Podcasts

Crazed and confused

The dark, strange, twisted and irrational moments of American history aren’t just fringe tales

By Jessa Crispin

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Life

High Life

Why we should study literature, not science

When I was a child, manners were as important as morals — in fact they mattered more

By Taki

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Low Life

The farcical world of the Sharon’s Ex-Boyfriends Club

We could all drink, but Tom was in a league of his own: chaos was his element

By Jeremy Clarke

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London Life

Succeeding at failing

Failure is not a learning experience; it’s a humiliating and hurtful experience

By Cosmo Landesman

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American Life

Hoosiers of New York

On a March day in 1991, I watched a bittersweet rural New York version of ‘Hoosiers’ play out

By Bill Kauffman

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Prejudices

Liberalism and existential insecurity

For liberals, everything that exists is a potential source of fear, and everything that occurs a threat of danger

By Chilton Williamson, Jr.

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And Finally

The vineyards of Kent

The English county is a special place — and its wines are special, too

By Jonathan Ray

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And Finally

The mechanics of ‘backlash’

Backlash, now in vogue, is often misused

By Dot Wordsworth

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Place

Place

Back to Bangalore

Quantity is quality in the new India

By Vijai Maheshwari

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Place

Sailing to Zanzibar

In my life I have enjoyed wonderful sea safaris on dhows, hunting for tuna and ambergris and waves to surf

By Aidan Hartley

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Food + Drink

Food

Be my Valentine

A French Valentine classic

By Calla J. Corner

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Food

Welcome to Waffle House

Long live the short order

By Timothy Jacobson

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Food

The pan handler

In our anemic age, cast-iron pans are just what we need to re-enrich the American bloodstream

By James Panero

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Drink

The heady reds of Avignon

The big three grapes in a typical Châteauneuf-du-Pape are Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre

By Roger Kimball

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