What’s In Our March/April Issue

The table of contents for our March/April issue…

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Current Affairs‘s March-April print issue is now on sale! You can find it at bookstores across the country (if your bookstore doesn’t carry it, tell them to rectify the oversight immediately). or purchase single copies from our online store. It looks somewhat like this:

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We’ve filled Current Affairs with remarkable material from some of the country’s best writers. And right now, it’s all exclusive to print, so order a copy right away.

When you open it up, you’ll find:

  • The Rise of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cult – We examine the curious recent trend of adulation for “The Notorious RBG.” Does her judicial career merit the praise? Or should she perhaps be notorious for a rather different reason?
  • The Abominable Aesthetic Tastes of the Global Rich – Amber A’Lee Frost looks at the kind of art collected by the super-wealthy. Why is it so unbelievably tacky?
  • My Police State Diary – Journalist Belén Fernández reports on the curious mixture of beauty and totalitarianism to be found in the country Herman Cain once referred to as “U-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.”
  • Mass Incarceration & the Limits of Prose – We’ve recently seen a flurry of books about prisons and the dysfunctions of American criminal justice. But why are they all kind of… failures? Is it even possible to convey the nature of prison in writing?
  • Elizabeth Gilbert and the Pinterest Fantasy Life – Elizabeth Gilbert achieved international success with Eat, Pray, Love. Now she’s back with a book of writing tips. According to Yasmin Nair, they amount to: be rich so you’ll have lots of free time to write.
  • The Rancid Politics of Online Feminism – Abi Wilkinson looks at the world of Twitter feminism, and its brutal, hostile factionalism. Can’t feminists all get along? Not online they can’t, it seems.
  • Oh God, Please Not Libertarianism – We look at some new books by libertarians. Are they bad? Yes.
  • PlusOur report on what the New York Times has been up to, puzzles and coloring activities, Nazi cowboys, numerous borderline libels, some absurd sociology diagrams, our offer to buy The New Republic, ludicrous fake advertisements, and a whole hell of a lot more.

We’ve packed this issue with everything wonderful we can think of. It’s smart, brutal, and classy as hell. Get yours today.