In our new cover story, senior editor Noam Scheiber reports from "one of the most ageist places in America"—Silicon Valley, where "it’s better to be perceived as naïve and immature than to have voted in the 1980s." Over the past eight months, Scheiber talked to engineers, entrepreneurs, moneymen, and cosmetic surgeons about the tech world's youth fetish, and what it means for the highly-trained, objectively talented older workers shunted to the margins, and for American innovation. The story goes online Sunday night.
A peek at our new issue and what's inside.
In our upcoming cover story (available online Sunday evening), Julia Ioffe travels to Moscow weeks before the Winter Olympics. Ioffe writes, "Two years ago, I watched a vibrant opposition come closer to toppling Putin than anyone could have imagined. But when the president’s fist came down, crushing all dissent, it seemed that the golden moment had passed. So when I returned to Moscow this winter, why did I find Putin more vulnerable than ever?"
Understanding the real motivations of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange
In our upcoming cover story (available online Sunday evening), Sean Wilentz takes a deep dive into the histories of the world's most famous "whistle-blowers": Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange. What he uncovers—a "crazy-quilt assortment of views, some of them blatantly contradictory"—should make their liberal supporters doubt their calls for clemency.
In the our upcoming cover story, writer T.A. Frank takes a look at the new epidemic of television shows set in our nation's capital—"Homeland," "House of Cards," "Scandal," "The Americans," and "Veep"—to see what they say about power in today's Washington. Read the story online next week. Photo illustration by Gluekit.
We started off with the idea of a big photo of Senator Elizabeth Warren on the cover with a big, bold line on top like "The Next President of the United States," but quickly realized how lame that was.
In this week's issue of The New Republic, Alec MacGillis writes about Doug Band, the man in Bill Clinton's inner circle who did more to shape his post-presidential life than anyone.
This week's cover story, by Elizabeth Weil, documents a new and disturbing trend in childhood education: emotional self-regulation. This new ideal for American school children does away with traditional discipline and encourages students to control their own impulses—but at what cost to non-conformist children? Read the story online Monday night.Photograph by Erin Patrice O'Brien
In this week's cover story, Damon Linker investigates how the man once known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio will change the future of Catholic Church. Since being elected Pope in March, Francis has heartened progressive Catholics with his focus on the poor and his toned-down rhetoric on social issues. What kinds of reform can we really expect from the new Pope—and what obstacles will he face in the Vatican bureacracy?
This week's cover story is about the Orthodox women of Beit Shemesh, a Jerusalem suburb. They dress modestly and hardly consider themselves feminists. But they also live among an increasing number of ultra-Orthodox Jews, who have a fundamentalist view of women. Ultra-Orthodox men have perpetrated a series of gruesome assaults on Orthodox women. Just yesterday, they attacked three buses in Beit Shemesh with hammers and demanded that female passengers move to the rear.