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Kurt Andersen

July 14, 2008 | Features

For New York’s founding editor, the city was like a giant novel waiting to be written, a pageant of ambition. And no one wrote it better than he did.

June 16, 2008 | The Imperial City
I’m Not Totally Sure We Can

Ten November scenarios to give an Obama supporter agita.

May 12, 2008 | The Imperial City
About That Crush on Obama

If Barack is out of touch with America, then the media must be too.

April 14, 2008 | The Imperial City
Falling Out of Love With Bill

Could Democrats and Republicans be finding new common ground—in seeing the ugly truth about their erstwhile heroes?

February 25, 2008 | The Imperial City
Is Demography Destiny?

Only, as it turns out in this election, in three (more or less) hard-and-fast cases.

February 4, 2008 | The Imperial City
Anatomy of a Freak Show

(Romney + Huckabee)/3 + .01 McCain + √Giuliani = Bush. And some other things we’ve learned about this long, strange race.

December 24, 2007 |
1. Because After the Years We’ve Spent on the Margins of American Politics, New York Could Actually Hit the 2008 Election Trifecta

Out of a combination of pragmatism and perversity, we New Yorkers tend to be of two minds about a lot of things, including our politicians.

December 10, 2007 | The Imperial City
La Vie en Morose

The surge is working! Yikes. Stem cells can be harvested embryo-free! Boo-hoo. A recession in the offing? Happy days are near again.

November 12, 2007 | The Imperial City
Nuclear Meltdown

A crucial moment looms in the Iran debate, even as big questions remain unasked. Like, could we live with a nuclearized Tehran?

October 15, 2007 | The Imperial City
The Age of Apoplexy

Are the controversial comments of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (or Larry Summers or Bill O’Reilly or NARAL) really so threatening?