Jill Lepore

16 articles
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Joe Gould's Teeth

Falling into the black hole of literary journalism’s most famous eccentic

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Battleground America

On the insanity of U.S. gun laws.

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To Have and to Hold

Sex, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court.

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The Cobweb

Can the Internet be archived?

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The Last Amazon

On Wonder Woman’s feminist past.

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The Disruption Machine

What the gospel of innovation gets wrong.

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The Prism

“As a matter of historical analysis, the relationship between secrecy and privacy can be stated in an axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets. In other words, the case for privacy always comes too late.”

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The Force

How the United States came to spend more on defense than all the other nations of the world combined.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

How America used to vote.

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The Lie Factory

The invention of political consulting.

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The Commandments

The Constitution and its worshippers.

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Birthright

The politics of Planned Parenthood.