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Giving Special Section: Asking for Money? Compliment the Donor, Not Your Organization

Giving Special Section: Asking for Money? Compliment the Donor, Not Your Organization

Professional fund-raisers describe how they use language that appeals to a donor’s sense of self, words like “kind” and “fair,” to inspire generous giving.

Giving Special Section: Asking for Money? Compliment the Donor, Not Your Organization

Professional fund-raisers describe how they use language that appeals to a donor’s sense of self, words like “kind” and “fair,” to inspire generous giving.
A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope

A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope

"All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. It isn’t that the evil thing wins — it never will — but that it doesn’t die."
Feature: To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

Feature: To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation

Sorted letters at the Office of Presidential Correspondence.
The Letters Presidents Leave Their Successors

The Letters Presidents Leave Their Successors

From left, President George Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton and President Jimmy Carter in the Oval Office in January 2009.
Letters From Jacqueline Kennedy to the Man She Didn’t Marry

Letters From Jacqueline Kennedy to the Man She Didn’t Marry

Jacqueline Kennedy visiting the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia with David Ormsby Gore, in sunglasses, in 1967. He proposed a few months later; she said no. Her letter to him detailing why will soon
Letters From Jacqueline Kennedy to the Man She Didn’t Marry

Letters From Jacqueline Kennedy to the Man She Didn’t Marry

Jacqueline Kennedy visiting the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia with David Ormsby Gore, in sunglasses, in 1967. He proposed a few months later; she said no. Her letter to him detailing why will soon
A Trove on the Women’s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box

A Trove on the Women’s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box

Isabella Beecher Hooker, left, and Susan B. Anthony. A cache of letters to Hooker from Anthony and other women’s suffragists has been discovered.

Theresa May’s Letter Invoking Article 50

The text of the letter written by Britain’s prime minister to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, starting the legal process for leaving the European Union.
Hannah Arendt on Human Nature vs. Culture, What Equality Really Means, and How Our Language Confers Reality Upon Our Experience

Hannah Arendt on Human Nature vs. Culture, What Equality Really Means, and How Our Language Confers Reality Upon Our Experience

"An experience makes its appearance only when it is being said. And unless it is said it is, so to speak, non-existent."
When That Feisty Neighbor Becomes the President

When That Feisty Neighbor Becomes the President

After President Trump’s election, Palm Beach County officials quickly granted permission for a helipad at his club, Mar-a-Lago.
Deputy Attorney General’s Memo Breaks Down Case Against Comey

Deputy Attorney General’s Memo Breaks Down Case Against Comey

James B. Comey, F.B.I. director, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week. He has been fired by President Trump.
How to Complain and Get Results

How to Complain and Get Results

Writing a consumer complaint letter requires keeping your emotions in check and knowing what you want from a company.

Nowhere Mag

An airplane is the perfect, and perhaps the only, place to actually read Monocle, the globe-trotting lifestyle magazine founded in 2007 by Tyler Brûlé, a Canadian editor and erstwhile war
Tupac Shakur’s ‘Breakup’ Letter to Madonna and Her Panties Removed From Auction

Tupac Shakur’s ‘Breakup’ Letter to Madonna and Her Panties Removed From Auction

Remember earlier this month when a letter written by Tupac Shakur in prison to Madonna went up for auction? In the letter, the late rapper gave his reasons for breaking up with the singer, and
What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

"There are more things ... likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality."

Here’s the letter Barack Obama left for Donald Trump on his inauguration day

'Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.' The post Here’s the letter Barack Obama left for