March 2007

The Atlantic - March 2007

Mark Bowden, "Jihadists in Paradise"; Joshua Green, "They Won't Know What Hit Them"; James Fallows, "Mr. Zhang Builds His Dream Town"; Sandra Tsing Loh on women's preference for food over sex with their husbands; Ross Douthat on George Bush's Legacy; Ilana Ozernoy on a disintigrating Baghdad Neighborhood; Emily Hiestand travels to Sweden; Mona Simpson reviews Chekhov; and much more.

Features

  • Jihadists in Paradise

    A kidnapping at a Philippine resort triggered a yearlong hunt for pirate terrorists and their American hostages. A behind-the-scenes tale of intrigue, spycraft, and betrayal. [Web-only: Watch CIA surveillance footage and video interviews with the story's key players]

    Interviews: Mark Bowden, author of "Jihadists in Paradise," on hunting down the story of Abu Sabaya.

  • They Won’t Know What Hit Them

    The software mogul Tim Gill has a mission: Stop the Rick Santorums of tomorrow before they get started. How a network of gay political donors is stealthily fighting sexual discrimination and reshaping American politics

  • Mr. Zhang Builds His Dream Town

    A singing workforce, Mongolian millionaires in Porsches, and saving the planet—inside the empire of a Chinese tycoon with more than money on his mind. [Web-only: "At Home With Mr. Zhang." A narrated slideshow.]

  • Religion & Faith

    This is the thirteenth in a series of archival excerpts in honor of the magazine’s 150th anniversary.

Agenda

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The Health Benefits of Going Outside

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Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

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