How America lost touch with reality, why some women bully each other at work, and why liberalism disappoints. Plus, the impact of the smartphone on post-Millennials, the rise of antifa, and more

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September 2017

September 2017

How America lost touch with reality, why some women bully each other at work, and why liberalism disappoints. Plus, the impact of the smartphone on post-Millennials, the rise of antifa, and more

Cover Story

How America Lost Its Mind

The nation’s current post-truth moment is the ultimate expression of mind-sets that have made America exceptional throughout its history.

Kurt Andersen

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Features

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.

Olga Khazan

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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

Jean M. Twenge

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Innocence Is Irrelevant

This is the age of the plea bargain—and millions of Americans are suffering the consequences.

Emily Yoffe

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Jane Austen Is Everything

As beloved as Shakespeare, she shaped a vision of personal flourishing that still feels thoroughly modern.

Nicholas Dames

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Dispatches

The Rise of the Violent Left

Peter Beinart

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Jeff Flake’s Gamble

McKay Coppins

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How to Cut in Line

Jude Stewart

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Are Index Funds Evil?

Frank Partnoy

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Big in Venezuela: Bitcoin Mining

Rene Chun

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Illustration: journalists working under monitors of traffic statistics.

When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism

Franklin Foer

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Hitler’s Sweet Tooth

Laura Shapiro

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The Culture File

The Whitest Music Ever

James Parker

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How Women Lived Under Soviet Rule

Nina Krushcheva

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John le Carré Goes Back Into the Cold

David Ignatius

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Why Liberalism Disappoints

Franklin Foer

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The Identity Crisis of an American Abroad

Ann Hulbert

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Departments

The Conversation

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