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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The firebrand behind The Wire
Learn to speak Potomac!
Is Bangladesh going under?
Our readers’ view
What, after Iraq, are the problems most urgently confronting us?
A report from the new Middle East—and a glimpse of its possible future
A modest proposal to fix the schools
Why the media got it wrong
Our inevitable withdrawal from Iraq could poison American politics for a generation.
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Katie Couric’s long day’s journey into evening
How sex doomed the British Empire
A historian’s education in the ways of empire
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