The Meaning of Sarah Palin

Two political figures dominated the final months of the 2008 presidential campaign. One was the Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. The other had been unknown to all but 670,000 Americans only…
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Not Quite Dead

George Packer, observing the current internal philosophical struggle of the American Right, thinks conservatism may be dead. Here’s why he’s…
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Salt-of-the-Earth Democrats

Among the most peculiar aspects of the very peculiar Democratic nomination contest now drawing to a close has been Hillary Clinton’s transformation into a beer-drinking, blue-collar everyman. It has been…
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The Protocols of the Elders of Amazon

A few years ago, the Goliath of online booksellers, Amazon.com, purchased a company called BookSurge which offers on-demand publishing of thousands of books. Rather than keep an inventory of books…
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