Published in



Writing About Politics Sucks

This is Drew’s swan song for his GEN column. Not really a song. More of a dirge.

Photo: John Springer Collection/Getty Images

This is my last post as a regular columnist for GEN. This is because I am tired. Over a year ago, I came here to write exclusively about politics, which was a subject I had gravitated toward during my tenure at GQ. For the bulk of my existence…




What matters now. A publication from Medium about politics, power, and culture.

Recommended from Medium

Insights Into The US Secret Political Police 3

In Trump’s Kingdom

Ask What Your Country Can Do For You

Criticism on death penalty

15 States Sign on to Opioid Settlement

Notes on the role of elite faction-building on democratization

We Are All Marxists Now!

Oxford Downtown Ordinance begins to show effects

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Drew Magary

Drew Magary

Columnist at GEN. Co-founder, Defector. Author of Point B.

More from Medium

Simily Is a Top-Notch Revenue Sharing Platform— I’m Not Leaving

Girl Power/Kickass Heroine Fiction Writing Guide|PART 1

I Got into the Top 1K for Vocal Media Writing Contest

An Open Letter to My Characters