As the last year of the decade, it's easy to look at 2019 as both an encapsulation of the past 10 years and a bellwether for the next 10. Whether that instills optimism or anxiety depends entirely on who you ask.
This much is for certain: It's been another eventful year on planet Earth. Here is how people tried to sum up 2019.
2019 was the...
More stories from theweek.com
Trump's 'greatest honors' include a bill by Bernie Sanders and John McCain, signed into law by Obama
The booming stock market shows America is diseased
Google's former head of human rights paints a brutal picture of its dealings with China