Sep./Oct. 2015


The One Nation Principle

Front Lines

The Moynihan Report at 50

The New York senator was right—and not only about black families.

Cover Story

My People, Black & White

How I came to see my country through African-American eyes


How Lenin Beat Reagan

The USSR is gone—but its ethos lives on at Fox News.

What Middle Class?

How bourgeois America is getting recast as a proletariat

Mencken on Women

The bad boy of Baltimore was a sexual counterrevolutionary.

South of the Right

The regional conservatism of John William Corrington

Why the Right Doesn’t Win

How blue states and Christian factionalism keep conservatives at bay.

Whose War in Yemen?

Saudi Arabia wreaks havoc on its poorest neighbor—with U.S. help.

Buckley Against Vidal

They were “Best of Enemies”—and eerily similar.


Let’s Make an Iran Deal

Why We Spy on the Japanese

NSA surveillance often occurs because the resources are in place, and have to be used for something.

Bernie Sanders—Yes or No?

Vermonters weigh in on the radical old man of the 2016 race.

Arts & Letters

How Red Was My Hollywood

Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters—Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler, Allan H. Ryskind, Regnery, 538 pages

The Concept of Carl Schmitt

Carl Schmitt: A Biography, Reinhard Mehring, Polity, 700 pages

Who Pulls John Gray’s Strings?

The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom, John Gray, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 192 pages

Why America Isn’t Socialist

The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History, Jack Ross, Potomac Books, 824 pages

A Missing History of Conservatism

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