The Latest Issue of NR
April 17, 2017

$5.00

The Latest Issue of NR
April 17, 2017

$5.00

ARTICLES

16 THE HEALTH-CARE CRACK-UP by Ramesh Ponnuru
The Republicans stumble.

20 STOP SUPPORTING PALESTINIAN TERROR by Elliott Abrams
Why Congress should pass the Taylor Force Act.

22 A DEFENDER OF HIS COUNTRY by Jay Nordlinger
Vladimir Kara-Murza, the Russian democracy leader who has escaped death twice.

24 FOUNDING ROCKER by Andrew Cline
We all live in Chuck Berry’s world.

FEATURES

27 NO, CALIFORNIA by Kevin D. Williamson
Shady Russians, troubled dreamers, and the daft campaign for Calexit.

30 FRANCE VOTES by Charles C. W. Cooke
As a strange cultural politics pushes it rightward.

32 MALIGN MARCUSE by David French
Much of what afflicts the modern university can be traced to a single influential essay.

35 IN DEFENSE OF ROBOTS by Robert D. Atkinson
Why we should not reject technology in order to ‘protect’ workers.

BOOKS, ARTS & MANNERS

40 REAGAN IN THE WILDERNESS
Clark S. Judge reviews Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976–1980, by Craig Shirley.

42 PRESERVING AMERICAN POWER
Paul Lettow reviews Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America’s Role in the World, by Robert D. Kaplan.

43 THE POWERHOUSE ON FIFTH
Kathryn Jean Lopez reviews Sons of Saint Patrick: A History of the Archbishops of New York from Dagger John to Timmytown, by George J. Marlin and Brad Miner.

44 RISE TO DOMINANCE
Donald T. Critchlow reviews The Pursuit of Power: Europe, 1815–1914, by Richard J. Evans.

46 BACK TO THE WELL
Ross Douthat reviews Logan and Beauty and the Beast.

47 CENTER OF THE WORLD
Richard Brookhiser sees history in Jerusalem.

SECTIONS

4 Letters to the Editor
6 The Week
38 The Long View . . . . . . Rob Long
39 Athwart . . . . . . . . . . . James Lileks
43 Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Reeser
48 Happy Warrior . . . . . . David Harsanyi