January/February 2008

The Atlantic - January/February 2008

Jeffrey Goldberg on the coming map of the Middle East; Mark Bowden profiles David Simon, creator of The Wire; James Fallows on China's subsidization of the U.S. way of life; Amy Waldman explores the truth about the Jena 6; Megan McArdle looks ahead to America's coming silver age; Caitlin Flanagan assesses Katie Couric; Michael Scott Moore uncovers the German surfing scene; Virginia Postrel considers the implications of the typeface revolution; and much more.

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