Robert D. Kaplan, “Was Democracy Just a Moment?”; Alan S. Blinder and Richard E. Quandt, “The Computer and the Economy”; Paul R. Ehrlich et al, “No Middle Way on the Environment”; Jonathan Scull, “All Sales Are Vinyl”; and much more.
The global triumph of democracy was to be the glorious climax of the American Century. But democracy may not be the system that will best serve the world—or even the one that will prevail in places that now consider themselves bastions of freedom.
The authors, environmental scientists, warn that in the debate between "cornucopians" and informed prophets of the dangers posed by overconsumption, splitting the difference won't work -- and that the cornucopians are wrong.
Reflections on an unlikely family heirloom
Government December 31: A new security measure for domestic flights is scheduled to take effect today. According to a mandate from the Federal…
Will information technology ever produce the productivity gains that were predicted?
In tribute to those who are forgotten but not gone
Across America disused railbeds are being converted to trails for hiking and biking. Soon a national trail will link the coasts
The Canaries offer different visions of the sublime
Shopping for LPs in the many villages of downtown New York City
Wines for dessert that are neither cloying nor overwhelming.
The American South may be joining the national parade, but writing about the South still tries to establish its distinctiveness
REINVENTING PUBLIC EDUCATION: How Contracting. Can Transform America's Schools by Paul T. Hill, Lawrence C. Pierce, and James W.…
MORE than thirty years ago, in August of 1967, an essay by a distinguished thirty-seven-year-old novelist and critic then teaching at the State…
A Grief Like No Other. Classical Appeal. Critical Theory. A Grief Like No Other. It's a shame that Eric Schlosser's well-placed compassion…
RECENT discussions of the nation's physician work force have focused on its imbalance -- the oversupply of specialists and the…
A selection of terms that have newly been coined, that have recently acquired new currency, or that have taken on new meanings, compiled by the executive editor of the