The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.
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How America lost touch with reality, why some women bully each other at work, and why liberalism disappoints. Plus, the impact of the smartphone on post-Millennials, the rise of antifa, and more
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Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences.
As beloved as Shakespeare, she shaped a vision of personal flourishing that still feels thoroughly modern.
Antifa’s activists say they’re battling burgeoning authoritarianism on the American right. Are they fueling it instead?
The Arizona Republican is betting his Senate seat on the political appeal of decency—but can that pay off in Trump’s America?
A scientific approach
A growing chorus of experts argue that they’re strangling the economy—and must be stopped.
Hyperinflation has driven thousands to seek out unorthodox currency.
The pursuit of digital readership broke the New Republic—and an entire industry.
A very short book excerpt
The Culture File
Prog rock was audacious, innovative—and awful.
In collecting and sharing their testimonies, the Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich took on the role of “a witness to witnesses who usually go unheard.”
In the author’s latest, spies gain nobility.
Walter Lippmann, Randolph Bourne, and the enduring debate over the power of idealism
Making sense of one’s home country from afar
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