September 1995

  • On Abortion: A Lincolnian Position

    Principled yet pragmatic, Lincoln's stand on slavery offers a basis for a new politics of civility that is at once anti-abortion and pro-choice

  • Bone Key

    "He used to call his body Brother Ass. . . ." —Saint Bonaventure, Life of Saint Francis. Audio: Hear Richard Wilbur, former poet laureate of…

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  • The Great Sorting

    The first mass administrations of a scholastic -aptitude test led with surprising speed to the idea that the nation's leaders would be the people who did well on tests

  • The Structure of Success in America

    In America perhaps only race is a more sensitive subject than the way we sort ourselves out in the struggle for success. At the center of that struggle are higher education and ETS, the Educational Testing Service. Herewith an inside look at the history and workings of one of the most familiar yet least public of American institutions

  • 'Ulysses' in Chinese

    The story of an elderly pair of translators and their unusual bestseller

  • The Struggle to Govern Johannesburg

    The transition to nonracial rule is proceeding more slowly--and more viciously--than expected

  • Green-Hearted Italy

    In autumn the mystic landscape of Umbria is at its best

  • 745 Boylston Street

    745 Boylston St. -- THE first editors of The Atlantic Monthly, who were ardent abolitionists, did not initially favor Abraham Lincoln for…

  • Letters

    Other Departments -- LETTERS SOCIAL SECURITY DELAYED CHILDBEARING DIVERSITY MYTH NEW ENGLAND FISHERIES Saving Social…

  • The Almanac

    Almanac -- The September Almanac Arts & Letters This month the UCLA Center for Communication Policy will release the first of three…

  • Word Watch

    -- Word Watch By Anne H. Soukhanov. anxious class, U.S. workers at all levels of competence and rank who are overworked and affected by…

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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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