September 2006

The Atlantic - September 2006

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.

Features

  • Declaring Victory

    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

  • All the Presidents’ Doodles

    A history in sketches

    Interviews: Sina Najafi talks about his quirky publication, Cabinet Magazine, and its forthcoming book of doodles by U.S. presidents

  • Hunting the Taliban in Las Vegas

    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

  • The Hive

    Can thousands of Wikipedians be wrong? How an attempt to build an online encyclopedia touched off history’s biggest experiment in collaborative knowledge

    Interviews: Marshall Poe on the marvels and pitfalls of Wikipedia, the fastest-growing encyclopedia in human history.

  • Inside the Billionaire Service Industry

    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

  • Technology & Innovation

    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.

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

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

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

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

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