The limits of LARPing

For years now, my central thesis about American public life has been that it is fundamentally…

Why QAnon will outlive Trump

When asked recently by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie to state his feelings about a popular conspiracy theory,…

The long history of professional reactionary hucksters

“When a society renounces politics,” the historian Hugh Trevor-Roper wrote, “it can find other ways of…

The RNC abortion equivocation

It was not remotely surprising to find that the word “abortion” does not appear a single…