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Notes on Mission Accomplished

A letter from the editors.

“Mission Accomplished”: Fictive Victories at the End of History

Suzanne Schneider on George W. Bush’s proclamation of victory, sacrifice and progress in the philosophy of history, and dread and waste at history’s end.

The Overconfidence Man

Emily Ogden discovers a new kind of guy, one of the crucial archetypes of our age of grift and graft—he is the hero of his own life. Exceptional! Unimpeachable!

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