What war on the middle class?
What war on the middle class?
The boldest profession; hot or not?; Iran's oil woes; a nation of multitaskers
Across our inner cities, the code of omerta has spread from organized crime to ordinary citizens. “Stop snitching” has become a motto to live—or die—by, as John Dowery Jr. discovered.
Articles dating back to the 1800s trace the evolution of America's gang problem.
Articles from the 1890s through the 1960s explore the academic, social, and sexual debates surrounding women at college
Jeremy Kahn rides along with Baltimore's Homicide Operations Squad in search of murder witnesses
Jeremy Kahn, author of "The Story of a Snitch," talks about the growing problem of witness intimidation and the challenges of reporting a story about it.
This is the thirteenth in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine’s 150th anniversary. For the full text of these articles, visit www.theatlantic.com/ideastour.
Bush is fading. Bush Republicanism is here to stay.
To find the next great ideas, follow the tractors, tourists, and drinkers.
Hurricane Katrina destroyed one of America’s worst school systems and made New Orleans the nation’s laboratory for educational reform. But can determined educators and entrepreneurs transcend the damage of the flood—and of history?
This is the eleventh in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine's 150th anniversary. This installment is introduced by Mark Bowden, an Atlantic national correspondent.
Afghan schools under attack; the perils of stock-tip spam; marriage as a matter of life and death; Vietnamese astrology gets it right
Who are the most influential figures in American history? We asked 10 eminent historians. The result, collected here, is The Atlantic’s Top 100. (More on America’s most influential filmmakers, musicians, critics, architects, and poets—and how we put these lists together—below.)
Who are the most influential figures in American history? The Atlantic recently asked ten eminent historians. The result was The Atlantic’s Top 100—and some insight into the nature of influence and the contingency of history. Was Walt Disney really more influential than Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Benjamin Spock than Richard Nixon? Elvis Presley than Lewis and Clark? John D. Rockefeller than Bill Gates? Babe Ruth than Frank Lloyd Wright? Let the debates begin.
Living Americans who received votes from panelists
A modest proposal for reinventing newspapers for the digital age
This is the tenth in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine's 150th anniversary. This installment is introduced by Jonathan Kozol, the National Book Award-winning author of several books on public education.
Why college is not an economic cure-all
The road back from Katrina; Nigeria’s restive delta; the long arm of the blue law; tripping your way to sobriety
What if a computer program combined the action and graphics of a video game with the emotional power of great art? The result could revolutionize interactive entertainment—and even change the meaning of “play”
Joshua Green talks about his experience profiling Hillary Clinton and shares his thoughts on her presidential prospects