June 2006

Jeffrey Rosen, "The Day After Roe"; Milton Viorst, "The Education of Ali al-Timimi"; Matthew Stewart, "The Management Myth"; Joshua Green, "The New War Over Wal-Mart"; Fred Kaplan on our military future in Iraq; Corby Kummer on sweet tea; Caitlin Flanagan on how to treat the help; and much more.

The Atlantic - June 2006

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A Southern Picnic

Iced tea and what to serve with it

The Travel Advisory

What to see and do in Okayama and Shikoku


The Day After Roe

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will set off tectonic shifts in the American political landscape not seen since the civil-rights movement—or perhaps even the Civil War
Interviews: Jeffrey Rosen, the author of the June cover story, on what Roe v. Wade has done to the country, and what might happen without it

The Education of Ali Al-Timimi

Describing him as a “rock star” of Islamic fundamentalism in the United States, the government sent an American Muslim scientist to prison for life. But has justice been served?
Interviews: Milton Viorst on the path that brought his son's childhood friend from a middle-class American upbringing to life imprisonment for conspiracy to commit "violent jihad"

The Management Myth

Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead

A Russian Soldier’s Story

Two years in the life of Kiril Bobrov—a parable of the once-proud, now-rotting Russian army

Women’s Empowerment

This is the fifth in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine’s 150th anniversary. This installment is introduced by Terry Castle, a professor of English at Stanford. Her books include The Apparitional Lesbian and Courage, Mon Amie


Stoking the Beast

Cutting taxes to shrink government doesn’t work—and that spells trouble for the conservative movement

Shock Absorption

For America, energy security lies closer than you might think

Hunkering Down

A guide to the U.S. military’s future in Iraq

The New War Over Wal-Mart

The mounting attacks on the world’s largest company could change American business—and transform the health-care system

Primary Sources

Tales from the couch in the Oval Office; the emerging Islamist majority in Palestine; the curious phenomenon of the “daughter gap”


Fire From the Sky

Among the Dead Cities, by A. C. Grayling

How To Treat the Help?

The age-old problem of the rich has become the brand-new problem of the middle class

New York State of Mind

In praise of Deborah Eisenberg’s nonchalant sophistication

A Man of Action

His narration may be clunky and his sex scenes almost comical, but Alan Furst’s turns of plot can leave a reader breathless

Finds and flops

The Man of My Dreams, by Curtis Sittenfeld

No Way

John Updike’s latest novel reveals his tin ear for critical times

A Close Read

The Secret River, by Kate Grenville


How Not to Travel in Japan

Our correspondent flouts the Three Laws of Tourism there— and has a spectacular trip

Sweet Tea

Can one of the world’s oldest drinks help solve one of this country’s newest problems—the sugar epidemic? Two idealistic entrepreneurs think so

E-mail Out of Every Plug

Broadband sent over power lines offers Internet access everywhere in your house—and could also offer the country a way to save energy

Non-Native Sons

The globalization of soccer has distanced players from national fan bases—which is why the World Cup provokes such identity crises

Who’s Who

A selective index to this month’s issue


Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air


The Origins of Bungee Jumping

"We had this old potato sack and I filled it up with rocks and dropped it over the side. It just hit the water, split, dropping all the stones. And that was our test."


Is Trading Stocks for Suckers?

If you think you’re smarter than the stock market, you’re probably either cheating or wrong


I Spent Half My Life Making a Video Game

How a childhood hobby became a labor of love



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