Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

by John Lewis Mr. Lewis, the civil rights leader who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral. July 30, 2020 While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of...

Trump’s Occupation of American Cities Has Begun

By Michelle Goldberg The month after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Yale historian Timothy Snyder published the best-selling book “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century.” It was part of a small flood of titles meant to help Americans find their...

Can Biden Bridge the Democratic Age Gap?

by Mike Males Young voters broke overwhelmingly for Bernie Sanders in the primary. Now Joe Biden has to earn their votes. Democratic politicians are rallying behind former vice president and presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden in the common goal of defeating...

We Are Living in a Failed State

By George Packer When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills—a corrupt political class, a sclerotic bureaucracy, a heartless economy, a divided and distracted public—had gone untreated...