The Latest Issue of NR
October 2, 2017

$6.00

The Latest Issue of NR
October 2, 2017

$6.00

ARTICLES

13 TRUMP’S NEW DEAL by Ramesh Ponnuru
On the president’s alleged triangulation.

14 DEMOCRATS AND PLUTOCRATS by Reihan Salam
Silicon Valley megabucks may reshape the party’s policies in unexpected ways.

16 THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING LAPTOP by Andrew C. McCarthy
House Democrats face a brewing IT scandal.

18 THE NEO-BRANDEISIAN ATTACK ON BIG BUSINESS by Robert D. Atkinson & Michael Lind
Large firms benefit society in underappreciated ways.

20 DAVID MAMET’S PRESCIENCE by Graham Hillard
Oleanna anticipated today’s campus ‘rape culture’ fights.

FEATURES

22 THE MINIMAL MAYOR by Kyle Smith
You would think Bill de Blasio mattered; you would be wrong.

26 A DACA DEAL by Robert VerBruggen
What Republicans should bargain for.

29 A MISSILE DEFENSE AGENDA by Thomas Karako
We must ‘rebalance’ in the right way.

31 NOTES, ASIDES, AND MEMORIES by Jay Nordlinger
A plunge into correspondence past.

BOOKS, ARTS & MANNERS

35 REGIME CHANGE
David Pryce-Jones reviews Gorbachev: His Life and Times, by William Taubman.

36 GODS AND MONSTERS
Andrew Stuttaford reviews Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich, by Eric Kurlander.

38 ZOMBIE LENIN
Brian C. Anderson reviews Lenin 2017, by Slavoj Zizek.

40 WORD GAMES
Elizabeth Powers reviews The Seventh Function of Language: A Novel, by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor.

41 THE CHRISTIAN ENCOUNTER
Thomas S. Hibbs reviews Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom, by Julián Carrón.

43 SUNLIT HORROR
Ross Douthat reviews It.

SECTIONS

2 Letters to the Editor
4 The Week
33 Athwart . . . . . . . . . . . James Lileks
34 The Long View . . . . . . Rob Long
41 Poetry . . . . . . . . Lawrence Dugan
44 Happy Warrior . . . . . . David Harsanyi