The crumbling of dictatorships across the Middle East presents the Obama administration with a conundrum: How to nurture the spread of freedom while managing the rise of Islamist fundamentalism? By promoting democracy in some countries while propping up monarchs in others.
Where would Alaska’s most notorious inhabitant—and our national politics—be today if she had run on her collaborative record rather than her divisive persona?
As chancellor of the nation’s largest school system, the author spent eight years battling recalcitrant unions and feckless politicians. American education, he learned, is a senseless system that must be gutted before it can be reformed.
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Powered by social networking, file sharing, and e-mail, a new cottage industry is bringing niche drugs to market.
Often spot-on, sometimes creepy, David Thomson’s masterwork is the most influential book ever written about the movies—and the most infuriating.
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