The latest issue of New York magazine is a conceptual triumph, worth seeking out and reading in toto. The concept: “Hope, And What Came After.” It’s an oral history of the last eight years, centered on a fascinating multi-part interview with President Obama conducted by Jonathan Chait. It touches a lot of obvious bases and some not-so-obvious landmarks.
My personal favorite photo:
My personal favorite Quote of the day, Andrew Sullivan on “Is This What Unites Us?”:
“Support for [legalized marijuana and gay marriage] transcended the usual demographic polarities. Marijuana use is the rare cultural phenomenon that unites urban blacks and southern whites, western hippies and southern good ol’ boys. And with gays, every family, red and blues, turns out to have them. And so sodomy and stoners did what Obama couldn’t all by himself. They helped create the pragmatic, constructive fusion that faltered in almost every other way and on almost every other issue.”