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June 19-26, 2017, Issue
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Al Franken Is Not Running for President
But his new book is the antidote to Trumpism.
A Brief History of Liberal Demonization
It’s Time to Make the Case for Impeaching Trump
The president blatantly tried to block a federal investigation. That’s obstruction of justice.
Why We Need the People’s Budget
Trump’s proposal is a shocking testament to cruelty and greed. Fortunately, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has an excellent alternative.
The White House Assembles Its Defense
Presidents Come and Go—the Legacy of Roger Ailes May Last Forever
The Fox News founder is dead. So why does the rest of cable news look like an army of his monsters?
Donald Trump Is Enabling Attacks on Journalists
Republicans who demonize the press as the enemy are encouraging violence against reporters.
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Books and the Arts
Czesław Miłosz’s Space Travels
Having spent four decades in exile, the Polish poet discovered a homeland in his writing.
Diana Trilling’s Discontents
To keep up with the New York Intellectuals, Diana Trilling forgot—and forgave—nothing.
The Frontiers of American Capitalism
Noam Maggor’s new book captures how it took both sides of the American continent to revitalize the economy after the Civil War.
Thoreau: A Radical for All Seasons
The surprising persistence of Henry David Thoreau.
The Two Women’s Movements
Feminism has been on the march since the 1970s, but so has the conservative backlash.
J.M. Coetzee’s Essential Protestantism
In his last two novels, Coetzee has tried to recover the scandal and strangeness of early Christianity.
The Quiet Discontent of Sarah Manguso
The essayist and poet has made an art out of concision. But what do her essays leave out?
CVS on Fire
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