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A Man on Horseback
Yes, we all know George Washington, but how many Americans really know him--know his character and personality, his manners and morals, his aspect as a physical specimen. As a human being rather than a symbol, Washington may be the least well known of America's greatest Presidents--a situation that the author, with this portrait, hopes somewhat to remedy.
by Richard Brookhiser
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Mississippi Monte Carlo
Mississippi's Tunica County has suddenly been transformed into the nation's third largest gambling mecca, after Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Some citizens of the county have benefited from the influx of cash--but not, by and large, the poor black majority, whom some whites would just as soon see disappear.
by Benjamin and Christina Schwarz
Notes & Comment: A New Iron Curtain
A diplomatic debacle is in the making, the author argues, as NATO, its nature ill defined since the end of the Cold War, seeks to expand into Eastern Europe.
by Anatol Lieven
Environment: The Rancher Subsidy
America's ranchers, who use vast amounts of subsidized federal land, remain politically powerful. But for environmental and financial reasons they are under pressure as never before to change the way they manage cattle.
by Todd Oppenheimer
Personal File: Stuck With Strangers
A car skids off the road and is immobilized by snow. Then trouble arrives in the form of help.
by Castle Freeman Jr.
Fiction & Poetry
by Jane Kenyon
a short story
by Roxana Robinson
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Arts & Leisure
Travel: Otherworldly Madagascar
It may be off the beaten track, but that's why Madagascar is home to some of the world's most exotic flora and fauna.
by Peter Tyson
Sport: Barking Up the Right Tree
The bloodless sport of competitive coon hunting demands a certain irrational dedication. Sondra Beck goes out with her dogs almost every night of the year.
by Burkhard Bilger
Music: Bud's Bubble
Two collections of compact discs show how greatly--and tragically--different are the early and the late work of the bebop pianist Bud Powell.
by Francis Davis
How to Raise a Good Liberal
A Call to Character, edited by Colin Greer and Herbert Kohl
by Lee Siegel
A Dance to the Music of Time, by Anthony Powell
by Barbara Wallraff
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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