August 21, 2017
Vol. 22, No. 47
Books & Arts
Peter Boyer, spoke with Steve Bannon early Friday afternoon. Bannon was candid and blunt: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”
The departure of Steve Bannon from the White House won’t have a big impact on the day-to-day operations of the West Wing. An economic nationalist who served as Donald Trump’s political id (as well as his chief strategist), Bannon was effectively sidelined back in April, after he was removed from the National Security Council and was accused of insulting Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Bannon’s planned in-house think tank, the Strategic Initiatives Group, never quite got off the ground. His policy portfolio was slim, down to two areas: trade and foreign policy—specifically the war in Afghanistan.
Central Bank, est. 1913, seeks new Chair, to assume duties Feb. 5, 2018: Applicants will be considered even if they have graduate training in economics, although a doctorate might prove a deterrent to selection. Patience to sit through long staff meetings discussing arcane forecasting issues required. Ability to maintain cool while answering inane questions from congressional committees a necessity. Must remain unflappable when president withdraws support. Willingness to accept a salary of $201,700, below that of more than 100 of the employees he will supervise, essential.
That’s the ad President Trump would be placing in various financial publications if he were inclined to advertise the availability of Janet
It is far too early to draw any firm conclusions, but there is no doubt that the Islamic State has a significant number of followers in Europe who are willing to carry out its bidding.
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The man who keeps Monet’s gardens growing.
Cambridge University Press removes academic articles at the request of the Chinese government: “One of the world’s oldest and most respected publishing houses, Cambridge University Press, has bowed to pressure from Beijing and removed sensitive content on its site in China. The content is published in China Quarterly, an academic journal run by the press. In a letter made public on social media on Friday, the editor of the journal, Tim Pringle, said Cambridge University Press had informed him that the authorities had ordered it to censor more than 300 articles related to issues like the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong
Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson had already heard the name Benjamin Banneker by the time the Maryland-born free black wrote to him on August 19, 1791. Banneker, a farmer and self-taught man of scientific pursuits, lived near the Quaker Ellicott brothers in what is now Ellicott City, just north of the nation’s capital.
Around the outset of the first Washington administration, Banneker set about to learn astronomy, with the help of books loaned from one of the Ellicott brothers’ children.
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