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Kurt Andersen

May 16, 2011 | Intelligencer
The Blockbuster Effect

Some finale, huh? Kurt Andersen on the arc of Osama bin Laden, and how our need to see the world through stories shapes the way those stories end.

December 13, 2010 |
2010: RomneyCare and

… unleash something unpleasant, if distressingly familiar, in the American public.

December 13, 2010 |
2001: Gore Moves In

Al Qaeda doesn’t care who’s president.

February 5, 2010 |
Is Democracy Killing Democracy?

The founding fathers saw this coming, but the walls they erected to contain the mob may no longer hold.

December 22, 2008 |
59. Because We’re Resilient

As the economic sky seems to be falling, and we each and all hunker down to survive as best we can, I think New Yorkers really do and will derive some consolation from our very physical togetherness.

November 17, 2008 |

It’s a kind of religion. but one rooted in a deep faith in rationality. Last week, New York rejoiced in its promise. And sang the National Anthem in the streets.

October 27, 2008 |
Whiplash City

In this terrifying, giddy fall, our days are numbered like never before. And somewhere between the polls and the Dow lies destiny.

October 6, 2008 |
Boom-Bust-Boom Town

In 1968, many New Yorkers were panicked about the city’s future too. Needlessly, as it turned out.

August 18, 2008 | The Imperial City
The Humor Deficit

McCain and Obama seem like funny guys, so why are their campaigns anything but?

July 21, 2008 | The Imperial City
Meet the Press Now

The commentariat Russert leaves behind has never been larger, or louder. But is it really any more powerful?