April 2012

In This Issue

How Ben Bernanke saved the economy, Rahm Emanuel's big plans, the triumph of HBO's Game of Thrones, Philip Roth's not-quite-autobiographical fiction, and more


The Villain

The left hates him. The right hates him even more. But Ben Bernanke saved the economy—and has navigated masterfully through the most trying of times.

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    Night Owls

    How nightlife changed Western culture, plus why New Zealand is better than the U.S.

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    Cover to Cover

    Katherine Boo’s unsparing portrait of slum life in Mumbai; two Agatha Christie memoirs; a modern Victorian novel set at the races; and more

Editor's Note

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    Creative Destruction

    The modern Republican Party has braided together a reverence for tradition with a devotion to free markets. But those two values are inexorably in conflict.

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