Announcing Issue 20: Survival

Ten years ago this month we launched n+1. A lot has happened since then: wars, revolutions, and assassinations; inspiring elections, political stagnation, and economic collapse. Meanwhile technology continues to rearrange the ways we go through life and the sorts of relationships we have. When we started n+1, we wanted to insist that history in the 21st century could be something more than a lame consensus on “liberal democracy” plus the War on Terror. Ten years later, we have all the history we can handle. All the old questions are being asked again.

This month n+1 turns ten. Stick with us.

Ten years ago this month we launched n+1. A lot has happened since then: wars, revolutions, and assassinations; inspiring elections, political stagnation, and economic collapse. Meanwhile technology continues to rearrange the ways we go through life and the sorts of relationships we have. When we started n+1, we wanted to insist that history in the 21st century could be something more than a lame consensus on “liberal democracy” plus the War on Terror. Ten years later, we have all the history we can handle. All the old questions are being asked again.

With your help and support, n+1 has remained on the case. At the end of this month, our tenth-anniversary issue, “Survival” (Number 20), hits newsstands. In it you’ll find fiction from Nell Zink and Yelena Akhtiorskaya; essays on the music industry, the lives of hockey enforcers, and no-luck narcos; reviews on the fate of democracy in technocratic Europe and the career (so far) of the young novelist Tao Lin; and an Intellectual Situation on writer payment and the new prevalence of the concept of ”privilege.” All of it is interesting, and all of it is new.

We never thought we’d still be putting out the magazine in 2014, and if we didn’t keep getting such good stuff to publish, we’d stop. But for the moment, there’s still so much left to say! Join us, if you can, for another year.

Gratefully, The Editors