The ecstasy of Donald Trump

From the latest issue of Bookforum, Christian Lorentzen reviews Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success by Michael D’Antonio. Jeffrey A. Tucker on Trumpism: The low art of fear and fanaticism (“In the 19th century, this penchant for industrial protectionism and mercantilism became guild socialism, which mutated later into fascism and then into Nazism”.) McKay Coppins on how Donald Trump courted the Right-wing fringe to conquer the GOP. Molly Ball on the ecstasy of Donald Trump: As

Paper Trail

A Buzzfeed profile of Turkish journalist Can Dundar points out that more than one thousand reporters have been pushed out of their jobs since the reelection of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has cracked down on the press. Dundar himself was imprisoned last week. The charge is espionage, and it is based on a report


Southern Comedy

Margaret EbyWhen it comes to literature, the word southern practically begs for the follow-up gothic. A certain set of tropes spring to mind when you mention the South: alligators and frosted julep cups, hypocritical

Daily Review

Tucker Max, Muse of the Bros

Some books serve a clear purpose. Other books serve no purpose at all. Still other books serve a clear purpose but not the one indicated in the book’s title. Because Tucker Max’s first book, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, was a compendium of comedic anecdotes about


Carrie Brownstein

From the opening pages of Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, it's clear that Carrie Brownstein, best known as a guitarist and singer in the seminal band Sleater-Kinney, and now as an actor and the cowriter and star of Portlandia, is a writer first.


Mary Beard on SPQR: The History of Ancient Rome


Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams

Work has become central to our very self-conception—so much so that when presented with the idea of doing less work, many people ask, "But what would I do?" The fact that so many people find it impossible to imagine a meaningful life outside of work demonstrates the extent to which the work ethic has infected our minds.