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July/August 2019

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Who Speaks for Donald Trump?, Patrick J. Buchanan

Billy Pilgrim Turns 50, Bill Kauffman

The Power of Political Nostalgia, Aram Bakshian Jr.

Editorial

Taking Stock of the Antiwar Right

Front Lines

Assange and a Free Press, Ted Galen Carpenter

Beyond the Echo Chamber, Ericka Andersen

Bait and Switch, William S. Lind

Cover Package

Nineteen Eighty-Four at 70, John Rodden and John Rossi

Orwell Goes to China, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

Articles

Jussie Smollett’s Media Defenders, William McGowan

The Monopoly Crisis Hits the Military, Matt Stoller and Lucas Kunce

Green New Deal Cronyism, Daniel J. Mitchell

The Big-Box Mirage, Lewis McCrary

Web of Lies, Graham Daseler

Towards a New Conservatism, J.D. Vance

Arts & Letters

Demographic Change and Its Discontents, Jim Antle (Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities, Eric Kaufmann, Allen Lane, 624 pages)

The Last Casualty of Vietnam, Andrew J. Bacevich (Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, George Packer, Knopf, 608 pages)

R.E.M. in the U.S.A., Mark Hemingway (Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years, Robert Dean Lurie, Verse Chorus Press, 288 pages)

As We Go Marching, Bill Kauffman (A Fiery Gospel: The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the Road to Righteous War, Richard M. Gamble, Cornell University Press, 296 pages)

Chaucer’s Tale, Badly Told, A.M. Juster (Chaucer: A European Life, Marion Turner, Princeton University Press, 624 pages)

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