September 2021

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One family 20 years after 9/11, how the creative class broke America, and remembering Emmett Till. Plus a 17th-century priest’s radical feminism, the problem with anti-racist self-help, morning people, why Millennials love dogs, Sally Rooney, Douglas Tompkins, and more.

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Illustration of colorfully dressed, multiracial crowd walking with cellphones, coffees, laptops, and creative tools
Kimberly Elliott

How the Bobos Broke America

The creative class was supposed to foster progressive values and economic growth. Instead we got resentment, alienation, and endless political dysfunction.


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