Last year I embraced more completely the liberal cliche by subscribing to The New Yorker. (Shitting you not, as a gift for my donation to NPR!) I finally finished the election Aftermath edition and link to save it for the future.

  • "The hardest thing about democracy is the boring and irritating process of listening to people you don't agree with, which is tolerable only when each side strives not to hurt the other's feelings." -- Mary Karr
  • "There are many reasons for our troubles. But the deepest reason is inequality: the forms of political, cultural, and economic polarization that have been widening, not narrowing for decades. Inequality, like slavery, is a chain that binds at both ends." -- Jill Lepore
  • You might as well underline Toni Morrison's and Junot Díaz's whole essays

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