American manufacturing and the jobs crisis, Robert D. Kaplan on John J. Mearsheimer, James Parker on R.E.M., Caitlin Flanagan on Joan Didion, and more
Photographs from a year of economic uncertainty. (Selected by Alan Taylor)
The sickening parallels between today’s interrogation tactics and those used by the Inquisition reveal the dangers of yoking moral certainty to the machinery of torture.
How a presidential election boosts the economy
The political scientist’s star has fallen in recent years, as critics have branded him an anti-Semite. But his doctrine of “offensive realism” serves as an incisive theory for understanding how states behave in an anarchic world.
Our correspondent teaches Libya’s budding reporters the ABC’s of ethics and objectivity—with mixed results.
A statistics professor says he can predict crime before it occurs.
How the central figure of our solar system could kill us—or erase our iPods.
On a remote Russian archipelago, monks once served both God and Stalin.
Thirty years after he saved Chicago, the fabled Bears coach is everywhere—and nowhere.
The surprising intoxicant hidden in your spice rack
In Bhutan, carbon-fiber bows are becoming the weapon of choice for practitioners of the national pastime.
In the wake of a horrific crash, should air racing be allowed to continue?
Attending a business-school reunion in the Occupy age
In an age of globalization, it's a wonder we make anything in the United States at all.
Responses and reverberations