Jeffrey Goldberg offers a look inside the mind of John McCain; Ross Douthat assesses the relationship between porn and adultery; James Fallows tells the story of two businessman who sought to modernize rural China; Mark Bowden on Football; Andrew Bacevich on the counterinsurgency; Christopher Hitchens on Philip Roth; Jed Perl on the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Wayne Curtis pays a visit to Anne of Green Gables; and much more.
Is there any war McCain thinks can’t be won?
Casanova’s first orgasm, Hitler’s famous mustache, Bob Hope’s last jokes: for every thing, there is a season. Herewith a compilation of great moments in precocity, endurance, and procrastination, organized instructively by age
An Atlantic chronicle of the campaign so far, with commentary by Joshua Green, Marc Ambinder, Ross Douthat, Matthew Yglesias, and others.
From the Archives: Writings from 1860 to the present on campaigns, candidates, and presidential elections, with contributions by James Russell Lowell, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., P.J. O'Rourke, and others.
Iraq-style counterinsurgency is fast becoming the U.S. Army’s organizing principle. Is our military preparing to fight the next war, or the last one?
What to watch for in the weeks ahead
Why we love celebrities; sleepless soldiers; Pakistan's policing problems
Is wind the new ethanol?
Can Republicans find a way to compete on the Web?
Prosecuting the war in Afghanistan from provincial capitals has been disastrous; we need to turn our military strategy inside out.
Editor’s Choice: The new “white people” are bigoted, but not the way you think—or they’ll admit.
Unlike most modern museum directors, Philippe de Montebello trusted the public to embrace his high standards—and it did.
The narrator of Roth’s Indignation may die off early and horribly—but it’s the reader of this adolescent work who ought to feel the most outraged.
A guide to additional releases
When bakers break up, who gets custody of the recipes?