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Good News and Bad News About Breast Cancer
Widespread misperceptions about breast cancer persist--chief among them that an epidemic is occurring and that the disease is being cured. The truth, a breast-cancer specialist writes, is not nearly so simple.
by David Plotkin, M.D.
Why America Thinks It Has to Run the World
The reason, the author writes, has always been to make the world safe for our economic expansion. But the policy may end up undermining the international order.
by Benjamin Schwarz
A genius can be a real pain if you have to travel with him on your book tour--as the author found out firsthand.
by Ian Frazier
Notes & Comment: The Year of Talking Radically
For the first time since the New Deal, ordinary Americans are asking what our economy is for.
by Jack Beatty
Foreign Affairs: The Paradoxical Case of Tony Blair
The man chiefly responsible for the revival of Britain's Labour Party despises most of that party's traditions and cherished beliefs.
by Geoffrey Wheatcroft
Personal File: Watering to Endanger
A brush with the law in Singapore.
by Stephen Wrage
Fiction & Poetry
Eads to Glinka
by Robert Campbell
A short story
by Edward J. Delaney
Listening to the Garden
by Brendan Galvin
Three Foxes by the Edge of the Field at Twilight
by Jane Hirshfield
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Arts & Leisure
Travel: Turn-of-the-Century Treasures
Stockholm, perhaps surprisingly, is an important showcase for both Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts design.
by Corby Kummer
Architecture: Sounds as Good as It Looks
In the new Seiji Ozawa Hall aesthetics and acoustics achieve a splendid harmony.
by Witold Rybczynski
A Visionary Poet at Ninety
Passing Through: The Later Poems,
New and Selected, by Stanley Kunitz
by David Barber
All Politics Is Cosmic
The Politics of Meaning, by Michael Lerner
by Lee Siegel
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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At Last Count
Perpetual Motion: Earthquake Activity 1974-1993
by J. E. Lighter
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