January 2000

  • Israel Now

    The author, a former resident of Israel, finds that raw power and economic forces are redrawing the map of the Middle East, and peace talks will merely formalize the emerging reality

  • Who Was That Masked Composer?

    In political life as in his music, Aaron Copland decorously hid his emotions

  • Cover Art

    Cover illustration. The Atlantic Monthly; January 2000; Cover Art - 00.01; Volume 285, No. 1; page .

  • The Diffusionists Have Landed

    You've probably heard of those crackpot theories about ancient Phoenicians or Chinese in the New World. Maybe it's time to start paying attention

  • Europe's Back Doors

    Two sleepy Spanish enclaves on the coast of Morocco are suddenly of concern to both sides of the Mediterranean -- as entry points for Africans slipping illegally into the European Union

  • 77 North Washington Street

      Ms. Grammar. GOOD etiquette is a convention, and so is good grammar. That being so, senior editor Barbara Wallraff reasoned, why not…

  • Letters to the Editor

    Information Revolution. Military History. Dow 36,000 Misunderstanding China. Betty Friedan. Waldorf Schooling. Editor's Note …

  • The Almanac

    Environment Don't be too quick to blame Y2K for any systems failures that may occur this month -- the culprit could be solar storms. The sun…

  • Word Court

    S God is in the details. I've also seen the thought expressed as The devil is in the details. For example, today on page one of The Washington Post…

Video

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Video

What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

Video

Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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