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April 25 2020

Issue No. 41

The View from There

There are two certainties about our future: almost all of us will be poorer, and the deadliest canker threatening many people will be self-pity…

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“Old Boys” vs. New Tricks At St. Bernard’s School, new-money barbarians are at war with upper-class traditionalists

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Head in the Clouds How Charlie Mackesy accidentally wrote a best-seller and became a social-media sensation in his 50s

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Megxit Diaries The Sussex bolters’ first 100 days out of royal captivity

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“ … and it was at this point that I realized we made the same mistake before.”

Ground Control to Captain Tom How a 99-year-old World War II vet became England’s hottest pop idol

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Going Viral Trump aide Kellyanne Conway explains the COVIDs

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“I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute—one minute—and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

—Donald Trump, on a possible cure for the coronavirus

Unholy Virgin Richard Branson is Trump in Cool Britannia clothing

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Catch-007? In 1965, Joseph Heller was hired to adapt Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. For sheer absurdity, his script was no match for events

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Out of Vogue, Forever in Fashion After a celebrated career at Condé Nast, Alexandra Shulman returns with a smart, irrepressible memoir

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Finding the Opening in Closure Although the celebrated River Café’s doors are temporarily shut, with a little imagination we can still taste the deliciousness

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“It’s my emotional-support beard.”

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He Loves That You Love
“Love to Love You Baby”

Jonathan Galassi From Dante to Natalia Ginzburg, the publisher and poet celebrates the glorious literary history of a hurting country

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Photograph by Richard Avedon


by Blake Gopnik
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Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West

by Catherine Belton
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Mort Drucker For 55 years, the Mad-magazine illustrator was, as George Lucas said, the “Leonardo da Vinci of comic satire”

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