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Today’s Issue:

  • “For women, deploying anger has historically undercut their seriousness, their believability,” the feminist writer Rebecca Traister said. “For powerful white men, amplifying anger amplifies their seriousness.”

  • This month, The Masthead is reading Traister’s new book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.

  • Meanwhile, we’ve counted the votes in our Longreads Bracket. The next story everyone should read is: “War Without End” by C. J. Chivers of The New York Times Magazine—the magazine article is actually an excerpt from his book, The Fighters. Writing it did not, he told us, ease his own anger about the war in Afghanistan.

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