February 1980

  • The Craft and Craftiness of Henry Kissinger

    Foreign policy during the Nixon Administration depended heavily on secrecy and deceit and on disregard of much of the government bureaucracy, as the memoirs of Henry Kissinger make clear. Now the Kissinger book is being widely hailed as a revelation of the hard truths about the way our government works. But is this the real world—or merely the world according to Kissinger?

  • John Anderson: The Nice Guy Syndrome

    He's Washington's favorite Republican—bright, independent, articulate, thoughtful. Then why does nobody give his candidacy a chance?

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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