Tag Archives: The New Yorker

What’s a pathological optimist to do when all about her is despair?

I just read today’s New York Times opinion section, after which I dipped into the readers’ comments, as I always do. Despair, hopelessness, monumental depression — about us, the United States. Secession, too, had its proponents among my fellow readers, … Continue reading

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“It may be Alito’s Court, but it’s not yet his America.”

The final paragraph in a powerful New Yorker piece by Amy Davidson Sorkin: Alito notes that “women are not without electoral or political power.” Indeed, an effect of his draft opinion would be that Americans who care about reproductive rights … Continue reading

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About despots, Ukraine, Putin and America

I’m a few months behind in my New Yorkers. Today, though, David Remnick, the New Yorker’s editor, linked on Twitter a fascinating conversation he had with a Stalin scholar, Stephen Kotkin. The title of the piece, “The Weakness of the … Continue reading

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