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The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Foreigners
Sept. 29 2014 10:00 PM“Everything Must Change in Italy”An interview with Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi.
Foreigners
Sept. 29 2014 3:59 PMAmazing Images From Hong Kong’s Umbrella RevolutionHong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters take to the streets, with firm grips on their rights and their umbrellas. 
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “The Self-Made Man” Listen to Slate’s John Swansburg read his story on the myth of the self-made man.  
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 29 2014 11:17 AMThey Can’t Buy BackboneFathers, sons, and the lesson of Herman Blume in my Slate essay about self-made men.
The World
Sept. 29 2014 10:25 AMDo the Protests in Hong Kong Mean the “One Country, Two Systems” System Is on the Ropes?
Jurisprudence
Sept. 28 2014 9:15 PMCut by the Supreme CourtWhen the justices denied these cases, justice was underserved.
Politics
Sept. 26 2014 5:58 PMCan Texas Republicans Make a Red State Redder?They may if they keep convincing the state’s Hispanics to switch sides.
Politics
Sept. 26 2014 10:44 AMThe Secret Service Did Almost Everything WrongBut they got the most important thing right: They didn’t shoot the White House intruder.
Slate Picks
Sept. 26 2014 10:41 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Jamelle Bouie shares a few good tabs.
Foreigners
Sept. 25 2014 9:26 PMHow Mexico Has Reduced Its Murder Rate by 29 PercentAn interview with President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Over There
Sept. 25 2014 2:28 PMRwanda, 20 Years LaterUnanswered (and unanswerable) questions from the genocide. 
View From Chicago
Sept. 25 2014 1:52 PMEric Holder’s LegacyHe wanted it to be about civil rights. Much to his chagrin, it will be.
The World
Sept. 25 2014 11:18 AMHow Many Ways Can the Ayatollah Express His Hate for America on Twitter? Lots.
Foreigners
Sept. 24 2014 8:00 PM“Why Are We So Busy Trying Not to Offend Putin?”An interview with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.
Over There
Sept. 24 2014 1:12 PM“I Really Couldn’t Get My Mind Around What Had Happened” Why Philip Gourevitch kept going back to Rwanda. 
Over There
Sept. 29 2014 4:48 PMThe Aftershocks of Colonialism  Africa’s postcolonial recovery and the problem with how it’s covered.
Politics
Sept. 29 2014 11:35 AMThis Year’s Mitt RomneyOnce a GOP White Knight decides to run for president, the party turns on him. Romney knows that better than anyone.
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AM“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.
Jurisprudence
Sept. 29 2014 10:30 AMThe Voting Wars Heat UpWill the Supreme Court allow states to restrict voting for partisan advantage?
Foreigners
Sept. 29 2014 8:03 AM“The West Has Been in a State of Shock”An interview with Estonian President Toomas Ilves.
Politics
Sept. 26 2014 7:13 PMFailure to LaunchJeb Bush will not save the Republican establishment.
The World
Sept. 26 2014 11:40 AMCan India’s Prime Minister Ever Escape His Controversial Past?
Roads & Kingdoms
Sept. 26 2014 10:44 AMThe StalkersInside the bizarre subculture that lives to explore Chernobyl’s Dead Zone. 
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 25 2014 11:44 PMPlay the Slate News QuizWith Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Politics
Sept. 25 2014 8:51 PMFrom Good to GreatWhen it came to civil rights, Eric Holder was a top-notch attorney general. Too bad he didn’t serve in a less partisan moment.
Politics
Sept. 25 2014 2:13 PMState CrimesJohn Crawford looks to have been murdered. Even worse, the police who killed him are probably free to kill again.
Politics
Sept. 25 2014 11:55 AMThe One Issue Everyone Supports—Except the Republican Party
History
Sept. 24 2014 11:48 PM“Your Future Is Very Dark”The incredible story of former CIA agent John T. Downey, the longest held American captive of war.
The World
Sept. 24 2014 4:44 PMWhy Is the U.S. Bombing ISIS and ISIS’s Sworn Enemy?
History
Sept. 24 2014 10:03 AMRefugees of the Bosphorus Istanbul, 1944: A Bloomingdale’s executive and a future Pope teamed with Jewish intelligence agents to save hundreds of Eastern European Jews. 

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