“The Capitol was breached by Trump supporters who had been declaring, at rally after rally, that they would go to violent lengths to keep the President in power. A chronicle of an attack foretold.”
Joshua Rothman explores the allure of our unlived lives.
The underground movement trying to topple the North Korean regime.
“Two metal-detector enthusiasts discovered a Viking hoard. It was worth a fortune—but it became a nightmare.”
“The President has survived one impeachment, twenty-six accusations of sexual misconduct, and an estimated four thousand lawsuits. That run of good luck may well end, perhaps brutally, if Joe Biden wins.”
“There’s no other country where the pandemic’s eﬀects have been so concentrated in a single city.”
“Immigrant struggles in America forged a bond that became even tighter after my mother’s A.L.S. diagnosis. Then, as COVID-19 threatened, Chinese nationalists began calling us traitors to our country.”
“The F.B.I. tried to recruit an Iranian scientist as an informant. When he balked, the payback was brutal.”
Are we living in a computer simulation that has been created by our future selves?