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Publisher’s Note

Toe the Line

“I get impatient reading too many points of view that are similar to my own.” Read More

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Regarding Michael Pollan’s New Book This is Your Mind on Plants

Michael Pollan’s new collection of journalism, This is Your Mind on Plants, recounts for the first time publicly the story of his decision to leave out key passages of his…

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News You Can Use

“How did these clever policymakers in Congress—supported by hundreds of academic economists—achieve their ambitions?” Read More

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New Deal 2.0?

“Apparently, the assassin who killed Bernie Sanders’ presidential aspirations and his popular appeal for Medicare for All is now donning the clothing of a New Deal social democrat.”

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The French Fiasco

“How did the Trump Administration manage to succeed where France had failed so spectacularly? How can it be that 56 percent of American adults are now vaccinated against COVID-19 compared…

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In Memoriam: John Cullen

Remembering the humor, warmth, and precision of the talented linguist Read More

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The New McCarthyism

“Obviously, this is not to say that a New Stalinism is on the rise.” Read More

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The Reconciliation

“So what is to be done about our 74 million fellow citizens who voted for a crook, and about the boisterous minority among them who would be willing to follow…

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Publishing John le Carré

“When I traveled from Paris to Prague in 1983, I deliberately took the train because I wanted to pass through the Iron Curtain overland, to feel the fear of being…

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The Former Regime

“The sordid self-interest that warps the public sphere in the United States didn’t begin with Trump in the White House.” Read More

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The Referendum

Such fervent admiration for a man who openly traffics in swindles and lies—where did it come from? Read More

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The Real Danger

Democracy by distance? Read More

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The Authentic Left

“The reputation of the Times as a left-wing newspaper has led it to make some absurd efforts in justifying its new status as a progressive beacon. . . .”

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Digital Blinders

“Why wait to read reports that appeared on the website of France’s leading daily the previous day?” Read More

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Holy Writ

“Surprised by the assignment, I replied that I usually investigated a story before I arrived at a conclusion.” Read More

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Shadow of a Doubt

Will the candidate with the best chance to beat Trump be on the ballot at the polls in November? Good heavens! It seems that there are some doubts.

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The Maginot Line

“People living in Canada or Britain are lucky in that they aren’t stuck in a one-sided political system whose starting point is the celebration of the “entrepreneur” and his victories…

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The Sanders Virus

“What’s almost never discussed by the ‘experts’ on television is the political parties’ real raison d’être and their obsession with maintaining their grip on power and with unabashed cronyism.”

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The “Affair”

“I was immediately struck by the fundamental difference between the ‘seventh art’ and literature.”

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On Book Events

Harper’s Magazine holds live events in New York City that are tied to newly published books. The former location, Book Culture on Columbus, which our publisher co-owned, has closed. However, these…

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The Art of Persuasion

“Making fun of the negative interest rates offered by some European banks, Trump sniggered, ‘Give me some of that…I want some of that money.’ In my corner of the hall, around table 121, several merry-faced brokers and accountants applauded.”

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A Fatal Rift

“In her quest for her party’s nomination, has Warren concluded a non-aggression pact with Hillary Clinton?”

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The Fourth Estate

“In my experience, the media’s unquestioning conformity is fostered by the promise of reward—prestige, increased access, career advancement.” Read More

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Censorship

“Nor would I leave to Emmanuel Macron and Mark Zuckerberg, both of them politicians first and foremost, the job of regulating anything that has to do with words or language.”

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American Greatness

“Without conceding that there’s anything at all logical in Donald Trump’s fatuous rhetoric, we can nevertheless acknowledge that America is in fact sick, that in its inmost depths it is…

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My French Side

“What is it to be French? The question has always struck me as unhealthy and manipulative . . . ” Read More

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Suicidal Strategy

“The Times has used every opportunity to present Sanders as an obstacle to Trump’s eventual overthrow.”

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Another Way of Life

“It appeared that everyone wanted to talk to a journalist from the United States with no visible axe to grind.”

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