The Latest Issue of NR
May 15, 2017

$6.00

The Latest Issue of NR
May 15, 2017

$6.00

ARTICLES

14 THE INQUISITOR’S HEIRS by Kevin D. Williamson
Progressives claim to love science, but what they truly love is power.

16 TAX REFORM FOR THE WORKING CLASS by Henry Olsen
Three ideas to meet the needs of new Republican voters.

17 DICTATOR ERDOGAN by David Pryce-Jones
The dismantling of Turkish democracy continues.

19 A DIFFERENT KIND OF CRISIS by Michael Auslin
The standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons heads into uncharted territory.

FEATURES

21 THE CELEBRITY WE NEED by David French
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson unites in a time of division.

28 LET THE POLICE POLICE by Heather Mac Donald
So says Jeff Sessions, but some big-city chiefs disagree.

30 HER CHELSEANESS by Kyle Smith
How to be entitled and boring without really trying.

BOOKS, ARTS & MANNERS

35 A FAILED URBANISM
John Daniel Davidson reviews The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class—and What We Can Do about It, by Richard Florida.

37 THE TURE-KENNEDY BLUEPRINT
Ike Brannon reviews JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity, by Lawrence Kudlow and Brian Domitrovic.

38 ACTS OF UNDERMINING
Ian Tuttle reviews Jonathan Leaf’s Deconstruction.

40 AN AMERICAN OUTSIDER
Jay Nordlinger on the life and career of composer George Walker.

42 JUNGLE FEVER
Ross Douthat reviews The Lost City of Z.

43 THE STAFF OF LIFE
Richard Brookhiser discusses the fine art of eating.

SECTIONS

2 Letters to the Editor
4 The Week
33 Athwart . . . . . . . . . . . James Lileks
34 The Long View . . . . . . Rob Long
35 Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . Len Krisak
44 Happy Warrior . . . . . . Heather Wilhelm