Jonathan Rauch reports on Bill Clinton's charitable foundation; Olivia Judson on the evolution of kindness; Henry Blodget on conscientious investing; Joshua Hammer on Pakistan after Musharraf; Christopher Hitchens reviews Philip Roth; James Fallows on protecting your files and programs; Michael Hirschorn sings the praises of Facebook; and much more.
Socially responsible investing is neither as profitable nor as responsible as advertised. But if you insist, here’s how to do it right.
It’s easy to see how evolution can account for the dark streaks in human nature—the violence, treachery, and cruelty. But how does it produce kindness, generosity, and heroism?
Interviews: Olivia Judson, author of "The Selfless Gene," discusses the evolutionary roots of altruism and fellow feeling
Articles by Jane Addams, George Soros, and others on the art of giving.
Dispatches from the Aspen Ideas Festival
Has presidential power reached its zenith under Bush? Don’t bet on it.
TV writers feel the pinch; the boys of November; Clarence Thomas tells all
The pirate polity; AK-47 alert; points for posture; the religiosity gender gap
The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign policy authorities about the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
The world’s most essential oil field may be in decline.
Some economists are beginning to doubt the benefits of free trade. What’s wrong with them?
Can meteorologists armed with supercomputers and a few tons of soot stop a hurricane from reaching the Gulf Coast? Can they stop it without getting sued?
Editor’s Choice: Finding the private lives of medieval men and women in the pages of their prayer books
The “greatest sports book ever written” is a mystery to Americans, for reasons all too revealing of national character.
In Philip Roth’s latest, the characters are treated with disregard—and the readers with something like contempt.
A guide to additional releases
Protecting files and programs need not make you crazy—or even cost you a cent
By bringing order to the Web, Facebook could become as important to us as Google
Our cars, ourselves; affair-whether friends