Joshua Wolf Shenk, "Lincoln's Great Depression"; Joshua Green, "Roy and His Rock"; Robert D. Kaplan, "Imperial Grunts"; Sandra Tsing Loh on Nancy Drew, Corby Kummer on New Orleans rum; Clive Crook on the future of oil; Wayne Curtis on Hemingway's Havana; and much more.
Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation
Interviews: Joshua Wolf Shenk on how melancholy both tore Abraham Lincoln apart and gave him strength
Roy Moore, the "Ten Commandments Judge," has embarked on an odyssey that is taking him and his controversial monument far beyond his home state of Alabama. He wants the Republican Party to bow down
With the Army Special Forces in the Philippines and Afghanistan—laboratories of counterinsurgency
From the storm systems of Florida to those of Washington, D. C.
A drawing by Guy Billout
Even the industry has its doubts
For Iran's new president, running from the 1979 hostage-taking is like John Hancock's running from the Declaration. What's his problem?
The death penalty is not about to vanish overnight—but the Supreme Court's tolerance for it is diminishing rapidly
The prospects for a united Korea; a new study of old studies; TV dads gain financial ground; AIDS in the Islamic world
The Stripping of the Altars, by Eamon Duffy; The Mind of the Master Class, by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene D. Genovese; Crazy Horse, by Mari Sandoz
Nancy Drew has two mommies
Women's books that men should read
In his victory over the French and the Spanish, Admiral Horatio Nelson's biggest guns were the Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism
Willful Creatures: Stories, by Aimee Bender
A revised compendium of the curses and clichés that beset modern feminism
What to watch for in the weeks ahead
Why we should embrace—rather than fear—the next superpower.