November 1995

Harvey Cox, “The Warring Visions of the Religious Right”; Eric Schlosser, “In the Strawberry Fields”; Steven Lagerfeld, “What Main Street Could Learn From the Mall”; Michael Finkel, “The World's Toughest Competition”; and much more.

  • A Model Prison

    McKean, a federal correctional institution, does everything that "make 'em bust rocks" politicians decry --imagine, educating inmates! -- and it works

  • In the Strawberry Fields

    The management of California's strawberry industry offers a case study of both the dependence on an imported peasantry that characterizes much of American agriculture and the destructive consequences of a deliberate low-wage economy

  • The Warring Visions of the Religious Right

    Regent University is the intellectual and theological center of the Christian Coalition. What is it like there? Does an inverse political correctness rule? What theology is taught, and what are its political implications? On a recent visit the author, a noted Harvard theologian, found some surprising answers -- among them, that the "Christian right" is no monolith

  • What Main Street Can Learn From the Mall

    A guided tour with a landscape architect and retailing specialist who believes that shopping malls -- vilify them though we might -- can offer moribund cities what they desperately need: practical lessons in the psychology of commerce

  • The Elite Primary

    It's the real first-in-the-nation contest. At stake: the Rolodex men, the press, and Rush Limbaugh

  • Bow Ties

    Some rules of thumb for the neck

  • Clash of the Titans

    Ray Meal was worried. A sickly, timid child by nature, on that October afternoon he was facing the biggest battle of his young life. He wiped his…

  • Ours

    You and I knew what there was to lose, waiting on the railway platform like two men. Typically you were the brave one, weeping: blowing your…

  • Scaling the Heights

    A skier's pilgrimage to Switzerland--and how to afford one

  • Traveling Collections

    Presaging what might become atrend, a West Coast museum is paying to show part of the permanent collection of an overcrowded East Coast one

  • The World's Toughest Competition

    Each spring some eighty Army Rangers seek to demonstrate that they are the hardiest and most multi-talented athletes in the world.

  • A Passive President?

    A rich one-volume biography of the touchstone of American greatness

  • From Out of the South

    A review of All God's Children: The Bosket Family and the American Tradition of Violence by Fox Butterfield

  • 745 Boylston Street

    745 Boylston St. -- Harvey Cox, a Baptist minister and a Harvard theologian, who is the author of this month's cover story, "The Warring Visions…

  • Letters

    Other Departments -- November 1995 LETTERS Ferocious Differences Dam Problems. Structure of Success. Ferocious Differences It is…

  • The Almanac

    Almanac -- The November Almanac Arts & Letters November 16, by today all federally funded museums and agencies housing Native American…

  • Word Court

    We are wrestling with the term freshman here at Michigan Technological University. Some prefer first-year student; others contend that freshman is…


The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

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


Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.


Confessions of Moms Around the World

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


How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

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