March 2023

In This Issue

How everything became entertainment, activist short sellers, the French panic over le wokisme, and a nuclear-power reboot. Plus living with disability, a path forward for Republicans, Salman Rushdie, swearing, Gatsby, new fiction, and more.

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Shira Inbar

We’ve Lost the Plot

Our constant need for entertainment has blurred the line between fiction and reality—on television, in American politics, and in our everyday lives.

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Concept by Seb Agresti; Illustration by The Atlantic

The Man Who Moves Markets

Carson Block uses covert techniques to uncover fraud for profit. Now he’s under investigation himself. Is he the hero of Wall Street, or the villain?



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