Hell hath no fury like the average American. As temperatures, tempers and crime stats rise, our August 2021 edition asks if Americans are angrier than they’ve ever been. Peter Wood examines the evolution of the right’s anger through the astute lyrics of country singer Toby Keith, from post-9/11 fury to the present despondency. Sohrab Ahmari considers the crime surge in American cities, which he claims is a consequence of anti-anti-crime policies pushed by progressives. Mary Eberstadt credits climbing crime rates to the floundering influence of fathers in American households. Beyond heated tempers and homicides, our August...

Hell hath no fury like the average American. As temperatures, tempers and crime stats rise, our August 2021 edition asks if Americans are angrier than they’ve ever been. Peter Wood examines the evolution of the right’s anger through the astute lyrics of country singer Toby Keith, from post-9/11 fury to the present despondency. Sohrab Ahmari considers the crime surge in American cities, which he claims is a consequence of anti-anti-crime policies pushed by progressives. Mary Eberstadt credits climbing crime rates to the floundering influence of fathers in American households. Beyond heated tempers and homicides, our August edition includes much more:

  • Our lead editorial asks for Americans to give peace a chance in the aftermath of Afghanistan
  • Matt Purple declares it a Hot Bartender Summer
  • Dominic Green owns the libs with Nietzsche
  • Daniel McCarthy strategizes how Republicans can win the culture war
  • A red, white and blue-clad Bridget Phetasy gets asked if she’s a Republican
  • Roger Kimball wonders who let the FBI on Twitter
  • Mary Kate Skehan takes responsibility for her role in the demographic disaster
  • Rod Liddle reads Ray Bradbury before the dystopian writer’s inevitable cancellation
  • Andrew Cockburn examines how the military got rich from Afghanistan
  • Ed Zotti looks at Lori Lightfoot’s light footprint in Chicago politics
  • Christopher North begs to bring back the art of bullfighting

In Books & Arts, Bob Colacello remembers legendary fashion designer Halston, while Nicky Smith cares a lot about I Care a Lot. Ben Lazarus gets the blues over the tragic life of guitarist Mike Bloomfield and Sumantra Maitra reflects on the legacy of Nirad Chaudhuri.

In Life, James Jeffrey and Henry Hopwood-Phillips walk to Camino de Santiago and Byzantium, while Christopher Sandford dines at White Castle. Timothy Jacobson cherishes charity cookbooks, Roger Kimball relishes rosé and Calla Corner recalls chatting with a Chatham lobsterman.

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