The Latest Issue of NR
December 18, 2017

$6.00

The Latest Issue of NR
December 18, 2017

$6.00

ARTICLES

14 THE TAX TRADE-OFF by Ramesh Ponnuru
A better tax code could be worth a larger deficit.

17 ‘BUDDHA’ IN THE C-SUITE by Kevin D. Williamson
On the strange fad of corporate mindfulness.

19 THE OPEN ROAD by Charles C. W. Cooke
Autonomous vehicles are about to collide with the American way.

20 NO HANDS, FULL SPEED AHEAD by Michael Hendrix
Chandler, Ariz., welcomes the driverless revolution.

22 SWEDEN, JOLTED AWAKE by Jay Nordlinger
The defense posture of a ‘peace nation.’

24 THROUGH THE HOUSE OF TERROR by Michael Brendan Dougherty
Remembering Hungary’s victims and perpetrators of totalitarianism.

FEATURES

26 THE WORST REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR IN AMERICA by John J. Miller
Bruce Rauner’s Illinois breakdown.

29 OUR DIGITAL OVERLORDS by Robert VerBruggen
Big Tech is becoming a problem.

32 ZIMBABWE’S TRAUMA by Helen Andrews
Robert Mugabe was a symptom.

BOOKS, ARTS & MANNERS

39 A GREAT CAUSE
John J. Miller reviews Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty, by Lee Edwards.

41 RISE TO GLOBAL POWER
Joseph Tartakovsky reviews President McKinley: Architect of the American Century, by Robert W. Merry.

43 POLISH BLOOD, ENGLISH HEART
Kevin D. Williamson reviews The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World, by Maya Jasanoff.

45 CLASHING UNIVERSES
Bradley J. Birzer reviews Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-Year Battle between Marvel and DC, by Reed Tucker.

46 FILM: HINTS OF TRANSCENDENCE
Ross Douthat reviews Lady Bird.

47 FINAL PASSAGE
Richard Brookhiser remembers a friend.

SECTIONS

2 Letters to the Editor
4 The Week
37 Athwart . . . . . . . . . . . James Lileks
38 The Long View . . . . . . Rob Long
42 Poetry . . . . . . . . Jennifer Reeser
48 Happy Warrior . . . . . . Kyle Smith