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Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is,...
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Russia's strongman president has many Americans convinced of his manipulative genius. He's really just a gambler who won big.
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Twenty years after Watergate we still do not know the identity of the secret source who gave Bob Woodward, of The Washington Post, information that...
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Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?
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An unruly market may undo the work of a giant cartel and of an inspired, decades-long ad campaign
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Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.
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How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?
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Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this...
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As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world’s largest radio dish for precisely that purp...
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In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance.
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The country’s elites are desperate to figure out what they got wrong in 2016. But can they handle the truth?
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1491

Charles C. Mann · The Atlantic 0 words

Before it became the New World, the Western Hemisphere was vastly more populous and sophisticated than has been thought—an altogether more salubrio...
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A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.
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How did Josh Tetrick’s vegan-mayo company become a Silicon Valley darling—and what is he really selling?
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An exclusive look at how Alphabet understands its most ambitious artificial intelligence project
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Total Eclipse

Annie Dillard · The Atlantic 0 words

“Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.”
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Last November, A.J. Delgado played a vital role on a winning campaign. Then everything fell apart.
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There are no good options. But some are worse than others.
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If the party cares about winning, it needs to learn how to appeal to the white working class.
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Is there a formula—some mix of love, work, and psychological adaptation—for a good life?
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