The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s time to figure out better ways to live together.
In This Issue
The 2020 disinformation war, David Brooks on the nuclear family, #MeToo and the abortion-rights movement, and new fiction by Samantha Hunt. Plus trusting Nate Silver, the Supreme Court’s enduring bias, climate change and peer pressure, an ode to cold showers, and more.
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How new technologies and techniques pioneered by dictators will shape the 2020 election
When an activist accused one of the most respected physicians in the movement of sexually assaulting her, everyone quickly took sides.
A short story
When our peers take actions to preserve the planet, we’re more likely to follow suit. How the human instinct to conform could help us address the climate crisis.
Americans’ interest in spell-casting tends to wax as instability rises and trust in establishment ideas plummets.
The famous data journalist thinks the media are making the same mistakes this year as they did in 2016.
The surprising persistence of the mail-order business
Culture & Critics
Hulu’s High Fidelity reboot captures the end of elitist condescension and the rise of fervent eclecticism.
Over the past half century, siding with the powerful against the vulnerable has been the rule in almost every area of the law.
In Emily St. John Mandel’s disaster-steeped fiction, a derailed life can take multiple forms.
What the president understood that the zealous Republican reformers in Congress didn’t
Readers respond to our December 2019 “How to Stop a Civil War” issue.
Fling wide the plastic curtain, take a breath, and step right in.