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Benjamin Wallace-Wells

December 3, 2012 | Features
The Truce On Drugs

What happens now that the war has failed?

November 19, 2012 | Features
So Long, Mitt

In love with America, terrified for its future, relegated to its past.

October 1, 2012 | Features
Mitt’s Stake

For almost ten years, Romney led the Mormon church in Boston, shouldering the needs of his community. Is this the same man now running for president as a champion of individualism?

May 28, 2012 | Features
George Romney for President, 1968

When the governor of Michigan ran for the Republican nomination, in 1968, he tried to stand up against the more radical wing of his party. His defeat was swift, tragic, and, for his son, instructive.

January 30, 2012 | Features
The Lonely Battle of Wael Ghonim

A year after the Tahrir Square uprising, Wael Ghonim is the international superstar of the Arab Spring, with a big new book out this month celebrating the Egyptian revolution he helped unleash. But triumph may be the last thing on his mind.

January 2, 2012 | Features
European Superhero Quashes Libyan Dictator

Somehow, earlier this year, a philosopher managed to goad the world into vanquishing an evil villain. Perhaps more surprising was the philosopher in question: the man French society loves to mock, Bernard-Henri Lévy.

October 31, 2011 |
The Romney Economy

At Bain Capital, Romney remade one American business after another, overhauling management and directing vast sums of money to the top of the labor pyramid. The results made him a fortune. They also changed the world we live in.

September 5, 2011 |

An idea with many authors.

September 5, 2011 |
Patriot Act

The kitchen-sink approach to national security.

August 22, 2011 | Intelligencer

The reemerging, divergent, politics of the street.