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  • print • Summer 2019

    Severe and Pervasive

    The fight to make sexual harassment a crime • Lauren O’Neill-Butler

    ... some of the most notorious incidents since then: Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, Roger Ailes and Gretchen Carlson, Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. She...

  • print • Summer 2019

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Power, shamelessness, and sex in Washington, DC • Charlotte Shane

    ... “The president presumed he was being properly discreet,” writes John F. Harris of the Lewinsky affair in The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House. “In fact, he was surrounded by a widening...

  • print • Summer 2019

    Only Disconnect

    Russiagate’s banal sprawl • Nausicaa Renner

    ... Putin suggested Bill Clinton go polar-bear tagging with him in Siberia and Hillary declined on his behalf, offering herself instead. “Putin raised an eyebrow. She knew what that meant: Putin didn...

  • print • Summer 2019

    Friendly Fire

    On the secret enemies we wish we had • Greg Afinogenov

    ... Philip and Elizabeth weren’t fighting to defend the embattled legacy of socialism; they were working for a state whose leader routinely chatted on the phone with Bill Clinton. And far from ruthlessly...

  • culture • November 14, 2018

    The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason

    Patrick Blanchfield

    ... stance more than Bill Clinton. It was Clinton, the triangulator-in-chief, they write, who followed “Reagan’s assault on workers, poor people, and minorities” by “pick[ing] up Ronnie’s gun and put the...

  • print • Feb/Mar 2018

    The Quiet Americans

    A sociologist weighs the causes of falling crime rates • Patrick Blanchfield

    ... ’70s, and came to fruition in Bill Clinton’s crime and welfare bills in the ’90s-is visible now in the unchecked brutality of the police, the culture-war fearmongering of Donald Trump, and the...

  • papertrail • October 16, 2017

    The NYT's new social-media policy; Bill Clinton to present literary award

    Richard Wilbur—who won two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award and served as the second US Poet Laureate—has died at age ninety-six. In 1957, the poet and critic

  • print • Sept/Oct/Nov 2017

    Why Do They Do It?

    Two recent books represent the best of ISIS lit—and it’s nowhere near good enough • Anand Gopal

    ... power? What Soufan and Wood both miss is the political nature of jihadism. I do not mean to suggest that ISIS is using religion for political purposes in the way that, say, Donald Trump and Bill...

  • print • June/July/Aug 2017

    Half-Full of It

    liberals’ sunny delusions • Tom Carson

    ...’s “opportunity state” looks a lot like Bill Clinton and Tony Blair’s “Third Way,” supplemented by a revival of Keynesian governmental pump-priming and with plenty of multicultural confetti thrown in. Because...

  • print • June/July/Aug 2017

    Tour de Raunch

    A brief history of sex in American fiction • Christian Lorentzen

    ...-sex novel Vox was one of the gifts Monica Lewinsky gave to Bill Clinton-published House of Holes, in which characters travel by various means, including through a straw and, in one man’s case...

  • papertrail • May 09, 2017

    Curtis Sittenfeld announces novel about Hillary Clinton; Paul Berman on blackmail

    ...Bill Clinton and James Patterson are celebrates the release of his new book, Games and Stunts....

  • print • Apr/May 2017

    Fear and Loathing

    Three new books embody our tendency to misinterpret Russia • Sean Guillory

    ... policy makers. Even Bill Clinton, who invested more than any other Western leader in Russian reform, was aware that the swift expansion of NATO and American dominance in general, and the many strings...