Dylan Smith


A staple in British Drawing Rooms in the 19th century, Punch Magazine had a close relationship to Parliament during the Victorian Era and was a celebrated critique, satire and commentary for the British Empire. Repositioning the brand to the U.S. in 2008, DYLAN SMITH joins Charlatan Magazine to sort politics from culture and style in the modern age.

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A recent graduate from the University of Nevada, Dylan Smith was the Literary Director of UNR’s Literature and Arts Journal as well as a columnist for the student-run magazine, Insight. A nature retreat, and two-month isolation from technology, resulted in his critical article “The Weight of Texting: One Summer. No Phone,” and he’s proud to have launched his tenure as a professional journalist with an interview with the iconic environmental policy expert, Michael Shellenberger.

Articles by Dylan Smith

From the Death of Environmentalism to The Power of Possibility

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger’s 2004 essay “The Death of Environmentalism” sparked passionate debate while earning them a reputation as the wild boys of the Environmental Movement. Contributor DYLAN SMITH chats with the authors about their new book Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to The Power of Possibility

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Dancing with the Devil in the City of God

Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But as we descend on Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympic Games, Contributor DYLAN SMITH talks with Juliana Barbassa about the government corruption, massive poverty, organized crime, and this emerging global power in Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro and the Olympic Dream.

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Donald Trump Elected President in Stunning Reshuffle to Repbulic & World Order

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a stunning rebuke of the institutions and the ideals of American democracy. Contributor DYLAN SMITH chats with Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward Larson to examine comparisons to the first presidential race, why dirty tricks confound the democratic process, and if or when our grand experiment with democracy will exercise its call to liberty.

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Dispatches From Syria

Newsweek's Middle East Editor Janine di Giovanni arrived in Syria in the days and weeks prior to Damascus “tumbling down the rabbit-hole of war.” Contributor DYLAN SMITH chats with the author in Paris about Syria’s Civil War and the refugee crisis, casualties of terrorism, and faces of this modern-day holy war in The Morning They Came For Us.

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The Impossible State

North Korea: Past and Future

White House National Security Advisor Victor Cha talks with Contributor DYLAN SMITH about North Korea's veiled past and sheds light on its culture, economy, and foreign policy and future in The Impossible State

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