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Eminent Boomers

From the February 2021 Print Edition

Every generation thinks itself the best, or the worst, or the first, or the last. Anything to distinguish it from the generations that came before. Intergenerational contempt is nothing new, even if it purports to be: It was there even as Marcus ­Tullius Cicero was beheaded in Rome in 43 b.c. But . . . . Continue Reading »

A New Poverty

From the January 2017 Print Edition

J. D. Vance has moved house. Having hit the bestseller list with what has been described as a searing attack upon liberals, liberal values, and the condescension which liberals bestow upon the white working class, he has upped-sticks to San Francisco. Beat them over the head and then join . . . . Continue Reading »