January 6 was practice. Donald Trump’s GOP is much better positioned to subvert the next election.
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Trump’s next coup, the myth of voter fraud, Peter Meijer’s lonely stand, and what happened to American conservatism. Plus moral panic, Johnny Cash, U.S. money laundering, Milton, civil-war prophecies, Hanya Yanagihara’s latest, and more.
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After January 6, Peter Meijer thought he could help lead the Republican Party away from an abyss. Now he laughs at his own naïveté.
Dispatches from a moral panic
To support the Republican narrative that our elections are rife with misconduct, someone needs to take the fall.
The rich philosophical tradition I fell in love with has been reduced to Fox News and voter suppression.
To head off the next insurrection, we’ll need to practice envisioning the worst.
Capturing the intensity of a crowd’s adulation
Culture & Critics
Cast into political exile, and into darkness by his failing eyesight, John Milton was determined to accomplish “things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.”
He was beloved by Americans who could agree on little else. Was he too eager to please?
The idea that such a catastrophe is unavoidable in America is inflammatory and corrosive.
Hanya Yanagihara’s new novel tweaks American history and traces the disorienting consequences.
The United States has a dirty-money problem.
Readers respond to our November 2021 cover story and more.
You’re better than this, sweet land of liberty.