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Sharks and Spades

The Pernicious Appeal of Sorkinism

In real life, even when you win, the bad guys never truly get “owned”

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The enduring appeal of The West Wing, especially as comfort food in a dark time, comes partly from the wish-fulfillment you get watching competence and kindness as operating principles in the White House. But the real secret sauce of Sorkinism comes from a darker place. What actually makes…




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Jack Shepherd

Jack Shepherd

Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Currently editor @Tenderly and writer at large. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail

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