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The Porcupine’s Dilemma

The origins and effects of the Age of Self-Exposure.

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An American in Berlin

The Clinton-Trump battle puts an American expat in the hot seat, and has him dreaming of how the United States could be more like Europe.

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The Problem with Political Intimacy

Why American politicians so enthusiastically reveal their personal lives to us—and why they should knock it off.

The Happiness Imperative

Our modern cornucopia of consumer goods is supposed to make us happier, but it doesn't. Here's why.

The Unreal Thing

The question of authenticity has occupied some of the subtlest minds of the last century. Andrew Potter thinks the whole effort is a hoax.

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Death of a Generation

Environmentalists, take note.

American Balkanization

The Golden States’s self-righteous “travel ban” sets a dangerous and destructive precedent.

Up in the air

The much-criticized fighter jet program now appears to be a stealthy success story.

The French Will Be French

Emmanuel Macron has a large mandate on paper to push through far-reaching reforms in France, but the relatively low turnout and the threat of strikes and protests from unions opposed to what he campaigned on appear to be pushing him towards protectionism.

Power Play

Fuel trucks roll into Gaza from Egypt, keeping Hamas’ electricity running despite attempts by Abbas and the PA to shut it down.

Obamacare Repeal

The Democratic line of attack against the law is powerful—but it also highlights Obamacare’s underperformance.

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