What Would Che Say?Che Guevara’s biographer on what the guerilla leader would think of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trump, and his brand today.
The Weinstein BreakJodi Kantor on how she and her colleagues turned the “open secret” of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment into a blockbuster New York Times story.
Puerto Rico’s Tough SpotNot independent, not a state—a window into the island’s unique and difficult relationship with the mainland United States.
Do Campaigns Matter?A new study argues that much of the work campaigns do doesn’t change voters’ minds at all.
Facebook Was Built for ThisThe gargantuan social network enabled Russian interference in the election, and it will do it again.
Merkel’s LegacyAs Germany prepares to head to the polls, the chancellor’s exhausted, Europe’s in shambles, and a neo-Nazi party is on the rise.
A New Standard for Sexual ConsentWhat needs to change so that women don’t feel crappy about sex they have in college.
Are the ’60s to Blame for Donald Trump?An interview with Kurt Andersen about his theories for how we got here.
“I Don’t Write My Books to Explain My Country to Others”Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk on why he doesn’t want his work to be described as bridging East and West.
How Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Demagoguery Differs From Trump’sA historian reflects on India’s evolution over the last seven decades.
Are the Charlottesville White Supremacists Really “Nazis”?Jelani Cobb on what to call them, Trump and the GOP’s response, and the president’s similarities to Woodrow Wilson.
“You Heard Stories About Hanky Panky”Peter Biskind on the Weinstein allegations, and why he exposed the Miramax mogul’s anger but not his alleged sexual abuse.
Totalitarianism 2.0Masha Gessen on how Putin’s Russia is not that dissimilar from the old Soviet Union.
The Threat of Big Tech Is RealWhy it’s time to panic about what Google and Facebook are doing to our lives.
“We Should Be Unrelenting”New Yorker editor David Remnick on journalism in the era of Trump and the internet.
Politics in Sports Is As American As RacismViewing the NFL protest through the long lens of history.
“There’s No Office Left to Run For”New Yorker editor David Remnick on the rawness of Clinton’s What Happened—and his hopes for Obama’s presidential memoir.
“Why Were We Untouchables?”An Indian author’s quest to understand her country’s entrenched and debilitating caste system—and her family’s place in it.
“There’s Been a Slightly Hysterical Tone About Race”Author Mark Lilla thinks Democrats’ focus on identity politics is destroying the party.
The Dangers of American ExceptionalismThe problem with Americans thinking America is, at its heart, good.
“The People of Pakistan Are in No Mood for Authoritarian Rule”A historian reflects on Pakistan’s evolution over the last seven decades.
There’s No Need for a New Cold WarThe Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald is skeptical Russia is really a new, serious threat.