In this issue:
"To Serve or Not to Serve" by Amy Davidson: People in political life must decide whether they can work in government while preserving their dignity and decency.
"Aftermath": Responses to the election of Donald J. Trump:
"A Democratic Opposition" by George Packer
"Health of the Nation" by Atul Gawande
"Bryant Park: A Memoir" by Hilary Mantel
"Four-Cornered Flyover" by Peter Hessler
"Mourning for Whiteness" by Toni Morrison
"The Dark-Money Cabinet" by Jane Mayer
"On Saying No" by Evan Osnos
"The Highest Court" by Jeffrey Toobin
"Donald Trump, Poet" by Mary Karr
"Wars Within" by Jill Lepore
"Dystopia" by Gary Shteyngart
"Days of Rage" by Nicholas Lemann
"The Birther of a Nation" by Larry Wilmore
"On the Streets" by Jia Tolentino
"In Character" by Mark Singer
"Radical Hope" by Junot Díaz
"Esmé in Neverland" by Jill Lepore: The film J. D. Salinger nearly made.
THE CURRENT CINEMA
"Predators" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Nocturnal Animals and Elle.
Also, listen to audio from The New Yorker Festival readings and panel discussions, recorded live in New York City.