Everyone wants to know why/how our nation ended up with someone like Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. That’s at least one reason why The Atlantic’s July/August issue—featuring a cover story explaining “How American Politics Went Insane” by Jonathan Rauch—is getting a second printing.
The issue is on pace to be The Atlantic’s best-selling edition since 2008. It has already sold twice as many copies as The Atlantic’s July/August issue from last year. To make up for the overwhelming demand, the magazine has ordered 25,000 additional copies.
“At a time of troubling newsstand performance for many magazines, it was kind of thrilling to order up a second printing for this issue,” said Atlantic president Bob Cohn, in a statement. “Even as our website attracts millions and millions of readers, we are especially gratified by the overwhelming response to the print magazine — particularly with its renewed emphasis on politics in this fascinating year.”