April 2005

The Atlantic - April 2005

David Foster Wallace, "Host"; Jeffrey Rosen, "Rehnquist the Great?"; Robert D. Kaplan, "America's African Rifles"; James Fallows, "Getting Out Right"; Michael Scheuer, "Inside Out"; Joshua Green, "The Air America Plan"; Christopher Hitchens, "Civilization and Its Malcontents"; Timothy W. Ryback, "The Hitler Shrine"; fiction by Michael Lohre; and much more.

Features

  • Host

    "The key to the John Ziegler Show," says the angry, outraged, and apocalyptically gleeful talk-radio host John Ziegler, "is that I am almost completely real." A report from deep inside the mercenary world of take-no-prisoners political talk radio

  • Rehnquist the Great?

    Even liberals may come to regard William Rehnquist as one of the most successful chief justices of the century

  • America's African Rifles

    "Every time you fire, a bad guy should bleed!" At the heart of the U.S. military's imperial venture is the training of indigenous troops around the world—and at the heart of that training is the rifle range. A report from Niger

  • Bullheads

    "He wanted to thank God for his life, and he did. He didn't know what was next, but saw no point in being fearful now"

Agenda

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