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The New Criterion

Special 35th anniversary issue
September 2016

Beginning a series on “The perils & promises of populism” 


Populism, I: American conservatism & the problem of populism by George H. Nash
Hopkins’s hidden life by Paul Dean
The Caliphate’s multi-pronged war by Andrew C. McCarthy
The goulash archipelago by John Derbyshire
The house is on  fire! by Gary Saul Morson
Political vacancies by Conrad Black
Letters of a park man by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Fear & loathing in Algeria by Anthony Daniels
New poems by Wendy Videlock & Ned Balbo

… and much more! 

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