The Tea Party came out of the shutdown looking pretty awful—except, that is, to Tea Partiers. As the establishment begins to push back, what comes next? We asked leading political thinkers and observers to look at the movement from different angles: Theda Skocpol on why the Tea Party will not go away quietly; Sean Wilentz on its historical antecedents; Leslie Gelb & Michael Kramer on the impact the movement has had on GOP foreign policy thinking; Alan Abramowitz on the dire choices facing GOP leadership; Christopher Parker on the Tea Party’s roots in Obama hatred; and Dave Weigel on the movement’s prospects in 2016.
Also in the issue: Nick Hanauer & Eric Beinhocker argue for a new way to measure prosperity and growth. Heather Hurlburt previews the coming congressional debate about presidential war powers. Jonathan Lusthaus examines the world of cybercriminals. Jamelle Bouie and Ramesh Ponnuru each respond to William Galston and Elaine Kamarck’s essay in the previous issue about the GOP’s dilemma. And Jillian C. York takes a look at the boys’ club that is the tech world.
In the books section, we have Jeffrey Goldberg on Pakistan; Sheri Berman on Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine; Mike Abramowitz on Raphael Lemkin, the father of the Genocide Convention; and Emily Bell on Rupert Murdoch’s tottering empire.