“Today I consider [The New Yorker’s] reporting one of the four essential things to read to understand the state of the nation, the other three being The Atlantic, the New York Times and the Washington Post.” Sure. Nothing from the West, South, or Midwest. Nothing from the Right or the Left. Four liberal-centrist periodicals from two cities tell you all you need to know about this country. www.theguardian.com/commentis…

Alan Jacobs @ayjay