February 1978

  • At Last, the Demise of Gaullism

    On the eve of its national elections, France faces the end of two decades of political stability.

  • "The Arabs, Their Money ... and Ours"

    If oil is $22 a barrel, does that mean $2 bread and 10 cent dollars? Do oil countries care about unemployment and inflation in the West? If USC fields a winning football team, will the Saudi Arabians be nicer to us? And what are they going to do with all that wealth? These are some of the many questions Adam Smith found himself asking when he traveled to the Middle East recently with the United States Secretary of the Treasury.  

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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