We’re bringing back our #ReadingMyAtlantic Instagram contest and we’re so excited. The first iteration of this contest launched last year, and in the months since, we have been blown away by the creativity of our readers. We’ve loved seeing where you took your magazine with your babies and furry friends. We’ve watched you take us around the world to see the Louvre and the solar eclipse. And now, we want to see more!
The October 2018 issue is a special one. It features a lineup of stories that attempt to answer the question: Is democracy dying? For example, the historian Yuval Noah Harari argues “Why Technology Favors Tyranny.” The Pulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Applebaum takes us to Europe, where the arc of history is bending away from liberalism. And Yale Law professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld examine how tribalism threatens the American notion that we are bound not by blood, ethnicity, race, or religion, but by respect for our country’s founding beliefs. Not exactly light reading, we know, but we’re hoping this issue might spark some inspiration. Grab your copy and a phone or camera, and show us where you’ve been #ReadingMyAtlantic lately.
A reminder on how to enter: Snap a picture or boomerang of you (and your friends! Family! Pets! Get as weird as you’d like with it) reading your copy of the October issue, and share it on Instagram, using this hashtag: #ReadingMyAtlantic (Tip: make sure your profile is public for this so we can see it). We’ll select a winner in early October. The prize includes a one-year digital subscription and an Atlantic swag bag — including an Atlantic t-shirt, baseball cap, notebook and a limited-edition poster of the “My President Was Black” cover, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The winner’s post will also be shared from our account, so give us a follow. Full contest rules can be found below.