May 2008

The Atlantic - May 2008

Jeffrey Goldberg on the divisions confounding Israel; Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bill Cosby's black conservatism; James Fallows reports on the new air taxi business; Joshua Green on Al Franken; Jonathan Rauch on the John McCain and Edmund Burke; Ross Douthat reviews Rick Perlstein's Nixonland; Christopher Hitchens on Cyril Connolly; Michael Hirschorn on politics in the digital age; and much more.

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