THE NEW YORKER focused on Greta Thunberg today, publishing an article and a featured cartoon. The article is titled “Greta Thunberg Is the Anti-Trump” and was written by Masha Gessen: “She is young and he is old. She is honest and he is a habitual liar. She relies on science and he relies on nothing but his gut. Her focus is on the forecastable future, and he lives in an imaginary past. Greta Thunberg is the anti-Trump.
Thunberg has commanded far more media attention, and more respect from politicians, than her peers in the climate movement—she is the only one who has a hold on our collective imagination. More importantly, she has inspired her peers: in one year, her solitary school strike and weekly protest on the steps of the Swedish parliament turned into a global movement. She is the political leader for the age of Trump because she is in every way his opposite.”
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“Somebody’s got to do it.” (Cartoon for The New Yorker by Evan Lian.)