April 2010

The Atlantic - April 2010

Joshua Green on Timothy Geithner's rise, Robert D. Kaplan on whether General McChrystal can save Afghanistan, Michael Kinsley on inflation, Jonathan Rauch on caring for his father, James Parker on hospital drama, and more

Features

  • Inside Man

    Inside Man

    The story of Timothy Geithner’s rise is one of hard work, bureaucratic mastery, and the culmination of a 40-year evolution in Democratic thinking about finance. His experience made him indispensable to saving the economy—and quite possibly the wrong person to reform it.

    Video: Joshua Green explains the secret of Geithner’s success

  • A Nation on the Brink

    It’s not just Al-Qaeda. Water shortages, collapsing oil supplies, war, refugees, pirates, poverty—why Yemen is failing.

  • Letting Go of My Father

    Letting Go of My Father

    His elderly father insisted that he could manage by himself. But he couldn’t. The author found himself utterly unprepared for one of life’s near certainties—the decline of a parent. Millions of middle-aged Americans, he discovered, are silently struggling to cope with a crisis that needs to be plucked from the realm of the personal and brought into full public view.

  • Man Versus Afghanistan

    Man Versus Afghanistan

    Will General Stanley McChrystal be our deus ex machina in Afghanistan? Or just the latest commander to succumb to the impersonal forces of history and geography?

    Slideshow: Stanley McChrystal and his team take on the war in Afghanistan

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Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

Video

The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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