Tumblr fans, in case you’ve missed it, TNR’s latest issue is here!

In this issue, Alec MacGillis explains how Paul Ryan convinced Washington of his genius, Timothy Noah describes how Mitt Romney would squash the recovery, Molly Redden confronts the perils of running against Todd Akin, T.A. Frank rides out the recession at Disneyland, Ken Silverstein buckrakes around the world with Tony Blair, and Nathan Heller reflects on the cranky wisdom of Peter Kaplan.

PLUS, David Denby laments the profit motive in American movies, David Thomson wonders why American movies don’t aspire to greatness, Mark Lilla recounts how a religious revolution secularized society, and Ruth Franklin tackles Zadie Smith’s identity crisis. Also, don’t miss Robert Alter on the King James Bible, and Leon Wieseltier on U.S. foreign policy.

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Tumblr fans, TNR’s convention double issue is here!

In this special issue, Leon Wieseltier examines Paul Ryan’s nasty ideal of self-reliance, Noam Scheiber outlines Joe Biden’s presidential ambitions for 2016, Marc Tracy reveals how BuzzFeed is remaking campaign coverage, and Walter Kirn explains why this is the most compelling election in years.

In addition, Jed Perl pays a visit to the Barnes Foundation, Noreen Malone examines the political philosophy of Anna Wintour, and Seth Stevenson explores the effects of campaign ads on the mind. Also, don’t miss Timothy Snyder on military trials, Mark Noll on American evangelicals, Judge Richard A. Posner on the incoherence of Antonin Scalia, and Paul Starr on politics in the orbit of money.

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Good afternoon. The digital edition of our July 12th issue is now available online.

Read Walter Kirn’s TNR debut on why he wishes the Obamas would stop inviting him to dinner, Jake Tapper on “The Newsroom,” Aaron Sorkin’s empty critique of cable news, Jack Goldsmith on why SCOTUS leaks less than the CIA, Eliza Gray on Mormons networking in DC, and John McWhorter on speech in the age of Twitter

Check out our exclusive London 2012 coverage, including: Howard Jacobson on London’s comical mayor Boris Johnson, Aleksander Hemon on the pleasures of hating English football, Linda Colley on Britain’s constitutional crisis, Geoffrey Wheatcroft on the Scottish threat to Britain, and Robert Skidelsky on the domestic exile of John Maynard Keynes.  

Also, don’t miss Timothy Noah’s TRB column on Mitt Romney’s minimum wage position, Sean Wilentz on Lyndon Johnson’s feuds, Leon Wieseltier on Amazon’s scheming, and much more.

"But I do not come, like some others, to speak prophetically to my people. My own bitterness at certain trends in Israeli politics, and at the Israeli government’s refusal to press relentlessly and imaginatively for an answer to the most difficult question—Netanyahu’s supporters exult in his success at driving the Palestinian question from the agenda: an achievement!—my own bitterness is not all that I need to know. More precisely, it is not occasioned only by Israel’s part in the thwarting of peace. Intellectual honesty always requires that one be unhappy for many reasons. Mahmoud Abbas, too, is leading his own people nowhere, and using Benjamin Netanyahu as his excuse. His immobility, and his search for every remedy but a negotiated one, will perpetuate Palestinian statelessness and hasten an explosion. I hear that there is a new conversation taking place within Hamas, but it is somewhat vitiated by the rain of rockets from Gaza."

- Leon Wieseltier, The Lost Art

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The newest issue of The New Republic is out!

In our cover story, “The iGod: Steve Jobs’s Pursuit of Perfection—and the Consequences,” Evgeny Morozov imagines Steve Jobs as a CEO-philosopher. Elsewhere, Jesse Zwick takes a close look at the zaniest super-PACs and Molly Redden shows what it takes for the GOP to sell itself to Latino voters. 

Also, be sure to check out an excerpt from Noam Scheiber’s new book, The Escape Artists on how the Obama administration’s economic team fumbled the recovery, and read Charles Homans on the search for the next Macaca moment.

Don’t miss Timothy Noah’s TRB column on the best way to fix the deficit and the environment, Andrew Nathan’s commentary on a new biography of Den Xiaoping, and William Deresiewicz on Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending. For access to these pieces and Leon Wieseltier’s Washington Diarist on the importance of libraries be sure to check out tnr.com.

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Phillips after 5

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919)
Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881
Oil on canvas
51 ¼ x 69 1/8 inches
Acquired 1923
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.


DC Tumblrs! Join TNR and the Phillips Collection tonight for Phillips after 5, an evening of exciting cultural programming. As DJ Neville C spins a vinyl-only set in the Music Room, guests in adjacent galleries will enjoy projections from the Phillips ‘Love Stories’ series and hors d’oeuvres by Ping Pong Dim Sum. Plus! Gallery talks with TNR art critic Jed Perl and literary editor Leon Wieseltier.