The Latest Issue of NR
December 19, 2016

$5.00

The Latest Issue of NR
December 19, 2016

$5.00

ARTICLES

15 LITIGATING POLITICS by Kevin D. Williamson
The Democrats deploy a cynical weapon.

16 TRUMP THE CLIMATE-SLAYER by Oren Cass
The environmental Left is having a panic.

18 TWO IMMIGRATION PRIORITIES by Mark Krikorian
Mandate E-Verify and stop visa overstays.

20 ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS by Andrew C. McCarthy
He will have the task of depoliticizing the Justice Department.

22 INFRASTRUCTURE OBSERVATIONS by Ramesh Ponnuru
Trump’s reason to build may be less economic than political.

24 INTRODUCING JIM BANKS by John J. Miller
Indiana’s impressive new representative.

FEATURES

26 TRUMPOCALYPSE by David French
The world has not ended, yet.

30 GETTING TO PEACE IN COLOMBIA by Jay Nordlinger
A controversial year.

BOOKS, ARTS & MANNERS

35 A COURSE ON CURSING
Daniel Foster reviews In Praise of Profanity, by Michael Adams, and What the F: What Swearing Reveals about Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves, by Benjamin Bergen.

37 ENFANT TERRIBLE
David Pryce-Jones reviews Evelyn Waugh: A Life Revisited, by Philip Eade.

39 VOICE OF ANGER
Sarah Ruden reviews Birth of a Dream Weaver: A Writer’s Awakening, by Ngugi wa Thiong’o.

40 DROPS FROM A NIAGARA
Jay Nordlinger introduces his new collection, Digging In.

42 FILM: ONLY CONNECT
Ross Douthat reviews Arrival.

43 COUNTRY LIFE: EAGLE’S VIEW OF A NATION
Richard Brookhiser looks at America through the windshield and the flat screen.

SECTIONS

2 Letters to the Editor
4 The Week
33 Athwart . . . . . . . . . . . James Lileks
34 The Long View . . . . . . Rob Long
39 Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Cook
44 Happy Warrior . . . . David Harsanyi