October 1999

The Atlantic - October 1999

Peter F. Drucker, “Beyond the Information Revolution”; Robert Pinsky, “Poetry and American Memory”; Peter Beinart, “The Rise of Jewish Schools”; William Gay, “Closure and Roadkill on the Life's Highway”; and much more.

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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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