Tag Archives: New York

Lexington | A full-court press

Lexington | A full-court press

The prospect of another Trump election causes an unwarranted panic among political journalists NOTWITHSTANDING THE help he got from fake news reports, Donald Trump probably owes his presidency more to the traditional kind. Only a small minority of voters absorbed made-up accounts of Hillary Clinton’s endorsement by Islamic State, lesbianism and links to a child-sex ring. …

The fractured lands | A technicolour history of Brooklyn

The fractured lands | A technicolour history of Brooklyn

From ice sheet to hipsters Brooklyn: The Once and Future City. By Thomas Campanella. Princeton University Press; 552 pages; $35 and £27. THE FIRST photograph in Thomas Campanella’s fascinating history of the borough of Brooklyn seems, at first glance, to have little to do with his subject. Here is the north-east coast of Baffin Island, in the high …