The Magazine

Mike Huckabee Could Be President—If Only He Wanted It

Mike Huckabee could be president. If he wanted it.Nora Caplan-Bricker

Drug Dealers Aren't to Blame for the Heroin Boom. Doctors Are.

“We seeded the population with opiates,” says an addiction doctor who served as drug czar under Nixon and Ford.Graeme Wood

Our Naive "Innovation" Fetish

Left, right, and center all celebrate "innovation," as if it were a substitute for having real policies to harness technology.Evgeny Morozov

Make the Jump, Jesters

Patton Oswalt's list of 5 comedians who have conquered funny and now need to take a chance on drama.Patton Oswalt

The Revolutions of 1989 Are Not Over

What Putin is really doing is what Mikhail Gorbachev wouldn't do.Paul Berman

"Russia Is Repeating 1968"

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in MoscowMaria Alyokhina

Eastern Ukraine Is Still Fighting Its Past

The country in crisis has yet to escape Stalin's long shadow.Julia Ioffe

The End of the Latin-American Dictatorship is Nigh

A win in Venezuela could herald a dictator-free Latin America—for the first time in 200 yearsEnrique Krauze

What Other Governments Are in Trouble?

No, Americans Are Not All To Blame for the Financial Crisis

Exposing the big lie of the post-2008 economy Dean Starkman

The Confessions of David Remnick

The editor of the New Yorker talks Russia, Obama, and whether he is creating cultural serfdom online.Isaac Chotiner

Teddy Roosevelt, Not-So-Great Reformer

The liberal consensus is that Teddy Roosevelt was a great progressive. But his popularity makes it hard to see an alternative: progressivism with power not in the hands of corporate managers, or oligarchs. Jackson Lears

Memory Train

Inside Emily Dickinson's Revealing Lost Papers

Every transcription of handwriting into print misses something. With Dickinson's manuscripts, transcriptions miss a whole lot.Helen Vendler

The Intellectual and Other Wanderings of Walter Benjamin

We do not imagine Benjamin on the beach. But the great intellectual of city life defied every school and stereotype.Peter E. Gordon

The Wine

Desensitized to Seeing Death in Movies? Watch 'Miele'

Miele is a film about assisted suicide that doesn't moralize about it. Needless to say, it couldn't have been made in America.David Thomson

Ukrainian Lessons for an American President

We must mentally arm ourselves against a reality about which we only recently disarmed ourselves: the reality of protracted conflict.Leon Wieseltier

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