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Red Scare

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In a week in which Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s unremembered visit with the Russian ambassador dominated the news, the  most interesting thing I read was a 13,000-word article in The New Yorker. It exemplified all the preconceptions typical of what I have come to think of as reporters of the Generation of ’91. David Remnick, b. 1958, was Moscow bureau chief 1988-1992 for The Washington Post, before he moved to the magazine. In 1998 he was named its editor. Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Evan Osnos, b. 1976, joined the