James Fallows, "Declaring Victory"; Marshall Poe, "The Hive"; Robert D. Kaplan, "Hunting the Taliban in Las Vegas"; Hanna Rosin on candidate Giuliani; Christina Nehring blasts Erica Jong; Chrisopher Hitchens on JFK; a collection of Presidential doodles; and much more.
The United States is succeeding in its struggle against terrorism. The time has come to declare the war on terror over, so that an even more effective military and diplomatic campaign can begin.
Follow-up: Yes. James Fallows explains why the foiled airline bombing plot actually strengthens the argument for declaring victory in the war on terror
Interviews: James Fallows talks about the surprising strides we've made against al-Qaeda—and why declaring victory will make us safer
In trailers just minutes away from the slot machines, Air Force pilots control Predators over Iraq and Afghanistan. A case study in the marvels—and limits—of modern military technology
Need designer lighting for your jet? Fancy a dressage horse for your daughter? Have staffing issues in your 50,000-square-foot house? A growing army of experts stands ready to bear any burden for the ultrarich
This is the eighth in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine's 150th anniversary. This installment is introduced by James Fallows, a national correspondent of The Atlantic.
Runaway global warming looks all but unstoppable. Maybe that’s because we haven’t really tried to stop it
America’s productivity gains have gone to giant salaries for just a few
Rudolph Giuliani learns to speak “evangelese”—and tests the waters for a presidential bid
The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign-policy authorities about Iran’s nuclear quest. Special extended Web version
Muslim public opinion the world over; the disappearing middle-class neighborhood; the specter of the sexual “superpeer”
Orson Welles: Hello Americans, by Simon Callow; Framing the Early Middle Ages, by Chris Wickham
What Kennedy magic?
The picture books that style makers use
Erica Jong’s stunning self-absorption
The Emperor's Children, by Claire Messud
A selective investigation of recent mysteries and thrillers
A guide to additional releases
In the footsteps of the last Roman emperor
What makes the wines of San Patrignano so distinctive? It’s not just the grapes
In under a century, neon signs—part sculpture, part lighting, part billboard—have gone from marketing tool to tacky trash to folk art
Why a stone tablet is still better than a hard drive
Aaron Spelling (1923–2006)