The Latest Issue of NR
December 31, 2017

$6.00

The Latest Issue of NR
December 31, 2017

$6.00

ARTICLES

14 ROBERT MUELLER’S MISSING CASE by Andrew C. McCarthy
So far, the special counsel has found nothing to incriminate the president.

16 A STRONG START by Ramesh Ponnuru
Trump’s first-year report card.

17 THE CITY OF THE TEMPLE by David Pryce-Jones
Recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is right and good.

18 REFORM THE ANTIQUITIES ACT by Shawn Regan
Trump’s reduction of national monuments is a stopgap, not a solution.

20 GOOD KING MICHAEL by Jay Nordlinger
Steering between Nazis and Communists, the Romanian monarch did ‘his bravest best.’

23 BEFORE YOU SAY NO . . . by Aloïse Buckley Heath
A correspondence, nonfictional, between a young boy, a housewife, a headmaster, and the young boy’s brother.

FEATURES

25 SCOTT PRUITT’S REFORMATION by Kevin D. Williamson
The challenge at the EPA is deeper than policy.

31 THE SEXES AFTER WEINSTEIN by Heather Wilhelm
Don’t encourage women to see themselves as powerless.

34 BASQUIAT’S TRAGEDY by Douglas Murray
How the world of Warhol failed an artist in making him.

BOOKS, ARTS & MANNERS

39 A TURN TO DARKNESS
Jay Winik reviews 1917: Lenin, Wilson, and the Birth of the New World Disorder, by Arthur Herman.

40 QUEST FOR ARAB DEMOCRACY
David Pryce-Jones reviews Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring, by Elliott Abrams.

42 HABITS OF MIND
Kelly Jane Torrance reviews How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds, by Alan Jacobs.

44 THE GREAT CONVERSATION
Nick Ripatrazone reviews Rift of Light, by William Logan.

45 BONNIE AND CLYDE AT 50
Peter Tonguette considers the gangster movie.

47 LOST IN SPACE
Ross Douthat reviews Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi.

SECTIONS

2 Letters to the Editor
4 The Week
37 Athwart . . . . . . . . . . . James Lileks
38 The Long View . . . . . . Rob Long
41 Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Scaer
48 Happy Warrior . . . . . . David Harsanyi