The first three in particular I would highly recommend as models of what discourse on politics, culture and economics should
be like. They have long, hard, but cordial conversations with people they disagree with.
Over and above the usual passive and active consumption of whatever news I catch on the German TV and radio and a little bit
of CNN or the occasional newsstand purchase, these are my subscriptions:
City Journal and
Reason Magazine are treasure-troves of alternative versions of the big stories and
issues of the day and for anecdotes and examples for my classroom teaching on politics and economics.
The Atlantic Monthly is where I go for lengthy, thoughful articles on
various subjects. They won me over in April 2015 with a great article on ISIS.