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The Mormon Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
October 19, 2012

How the revelation to Joseph Smith led to Bain Capital.

Martin Amis: State of Decline
October 19, 2012

James Wolcott reviews Martin Amis's "Lionel Asbo: State of England."

How John F. Kennedy's Appeasement Strategy Averted a Nuclear Holocaust
October 14, 2012

The real lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The VP Debate’s Biggest Missed Opportunity
October 12, 2012

The first debate between two Catholics, and all we got was a lousy abortion question?

Don’t Reform Taxes. Raise Them.
October 09, 2012

Sen. Chuck Schumer says we don’t need tax reform, we need a tax increase. He’s right.

Indie Stars, Phantom Racism, and a One-Eyed Bullfighter: Today's TNR Reader
October 09, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home.

Romney’s Most Brazen New Move Of All?
October 09, 2012

Mitt Romney is now attacking President Obama and the Dodd-Frank law for being too easy on the “big banks.” Hmmm.

How a Salafi Preacher Came for my Soul
October 05, 2012

The far-reaching ambitions of Egypt’s rising Islamists.

What the Super-rich Really Think
October 05, 2012

A new study confirms F. Scott Fitzgerald’s observation that the rich really are different.

Michelangelo’s Most Haunting Drawing Comes to New York
October 03, 2012

Michelangelo’s The Dream is currently at the Frick: The drawing shows a heroic young man undone by the beauty of flesh.