Alan Cullison, "Inside Al-Qaeda's Hard Drive"; Eric Alterman, "The Hollywood Campaign"; Paul Elie, "In Search of a Pope"; James Warren, "More Nixon Tapes"; Tom Carson, "Policy Wank"; Ryan Lizza, "The Natural"; Alexandra Starr, "Dixie Chicks"; P. J. O'Rourke, "Adult-Male-Elephant Diplomacy"; fiction by Christopher Buckley; and much more.
The alternative minimum tax is a nuisance, but the Bush administration is relying on it to balance the budget.
The leadership secrets of Kim Jong Il
A new biography reaches the heart of the labyrinth—the intense and wondrous life of Jorge Luis Borges
Astonishing memoirs by (and about) deeply repellent people
In the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the question of whether protecting U.S. national security warranted a preventive war was fiercely debated. The question was not new. In the September 1954 Atlantic, Thomas K. Finletter, who had recently served as the Secretary of the Air Force, broached it in a very different context.
"Sustainable farming" is now open to debate and commercial exploitation. But sustainable pork certainly tastes the way pork should
Media commentators love to speculate about the power politics of the next conclave. They keep forgetting about the most important factor of all
This is a sick-making book. It chronicles and interprets Americans' relations with wolves by following a single European immigration path from…
Bill Clinton's sodden memoir goes into all the wrong detail
Do you have a language dispute? Send e-mail to Barbara Wallraff at email@example.com. Letters become the property of Word Court and may be…
Volume 294 No. 2 / September 2004 Abelard, Peter, as scholastic castrato, 125; sadomasochism and, 125; as father of Astralabe, 125 Allen, John L.…
Tragedy of Tony Blair In "The Tragedy of Tony Blair" (June Atlantic), Geoffrey Wheatcroft's reference to David Trimble's backside hanging out a…
The coming presidential election may be the most important in generations
Why is Barack Obama generating more excitement among Democrats than John Kerry?
A new kind of Democrat is emerging in the South—and she's no shrinking violet
The market speaks
What do you do if you're a loyal Republican who, like three fifths of George W. Bush's donors, has given $2,000 to the President's re-election…
Arrogant, dogmatic, and anti-American, Iraq's Shiite clerics are the last people enlightened Westerners want to see in power. Let's hope they prevail
A buyer's guide
Shortly after Donald Rumsfeld was appointed Secretary of Defense, the Department of Defense Web site posted a list of "Rumsfeld's Rules" for…
Colin Powell talks about Iraq, the Cold War, his place in the Administration, and chilling "the ambitions of the evil"
The U.S. prison system as a terrorist university; why the suburbs make you fat; the "happiness-maximizing" number of sex partners
Budget squabbles, baby pictures, office rivalries—and the path to 9/11
The al-Qaeda desktop computer contains voluminous "security" files devoted to, among other things, modern spycraft. The training offered is…
By the late 1990s suicide operations had become a core element of al-Qaeda's strategy. Not long after 9/11 a functionary in al-Qaeda's Kabul office…
Want big money to get elected to national office? If you're a Democrat, you need to head for the hills—Beverly Hills. A miner's map for the liberal Gold Rush
A selection from recordings in the National Archives
How one woman (plus a disgraced Green Beret, a shameless PR lackey, and the wife of a sheikh) brought the Middle East to the brink of female emancipation. A short story
Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) A Crosstown Breeze. A drift of wind.when August wheeled.brought back to mind.an alfalfa…
Coping with the sixteenth minute
Christopher Buckley, the author of Florence of Arabia, talks about women's lib, exploding camels, and the making of the modern Middle East
Colin Powell and P. J. O'Rourke discuss foreign policy, Volvos, Elvis, and more. The full transcript of an interview from the September 2004 Atlantic