Joseph J. Romm and Charles B. Curtis, “Mideast Oil Forever?”; James Carroll, “An American Requiem”; Nicholas Lemann, “Kicking in Groups”; Anne F. Thurston, “In a Chinese Orphanage”; James Fallows, “Navigating the Galaxies”; and much more.
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Congressional budget-cutters threaten to end America's leadership in new energy technologies that could generate hundreds of thousands of high-wage jobs, reduce damage to the environment, and limit our costly, dangerous dependency on oil from the unstable Persian Gulf region.
God, my father, and the war that came between us
Just as intriguing as Robert Putnam's theory that we are "bowling alone"--that the bonds of civic association are dissolving--is how readily the theory hasbeen accepted
The plight of many Chinese orphans is horrificand much publicized, but behind it lie public-policyconcerns peculiar to China and rarelyacknowledged parallelsin the West
Innuendo as a way to promotion
"I help people find things," her aunt said. "They call me up from all over the U.S. and Canada. Missing dogs are my specialty"
East Germany's treasures are once again a delight to see
New programs are trying to make sense of the uncodified information on the Internet
The great hazelnut becomes yet greater with chocolate
At a time when numbing public discourse portrays the two sexes as though they were wearing numbered jerseys of different colors, Rainer Maria Rilke…
A review of Therapy by David Lodge.
-- R. W. APPLE JR., whose travel article about eastern Germany, "The Old Made New," appears in this issue, is one of the world's great bon…
-- LETTERS New Iron Curtain Washington's Character. A French Mirror. Strawberry Fields. Advice & Consent. New Iron Curtain.…
Almanac -- The April Almanac Government. Money laundering--the use of financial transactions to hide illegal profits, such as…
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition. corporate anorexia, a company's loss of effectiveness due…