The Price of Immigration|
Can We Still Afford to Be a Nation of Immigrants?
A distinguished historian looks at the circumstances that explain America's past success in accommodating many immigrants. Some of those circumstances still exist, he writes -- but in important respects the present situation is without precedent.
by David M. Kennedy
The New Economics of Immigration
Even if immigration is good for the economy as a whole, it may still be very bad for many of its parts. Who wins? Who loses?
by George J. Borjas
Web-Only: One Nation, Inhospitable?
An Atlantic Unbound Forum, hosted by Atlantic Monthly senior editor Jack Beatty.
India's Bandit Queen
She is now a member of India's Parliament, but Phoolan Devi's public life began, according to charges pending against her, with a bloody massacre. Then came a four-year reign as a legendary gang leader in India's unruly north.
by Mary Anne Weaver
Web-Only: Tracking India's Bandit Queen
A conversation with Mary Anne Weaver.
Notes & Comment: Broken Covenant?
The time has come, some people are saying, to revise the Ten Commandments.
by Cullen Murphy
The Environment: Log Me a River
The best place to find old-growth virgin longleaf pine these days is where logs sank a hundred or more years ago on the way to the mill.
by Heather Millar
Personal File: My Sex Mentors
Learning from Janet and Barbara.
by Lynn Caraganis
Fiction & Poetry
by Thomas Lux
by Andrew Frisardi
Horse Heaven Hills
A short story
by Christina Adam
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Arts & Leisure
Travel: Innocents Abroad
Striking the right balance between the weird and the well known is one part of an effective strategy for traveling abroad with youngsters -- or so the author concludes after a successful trip to Great Britain with his eleven-year-old daughter.
by David Owen
Music: Big, Brilliant American Sound
The grand technique of Garrick Ohlsson, who has been called the Paul Bunyan of American pianists.
by Michael Ullman
A Cartoon Elite
Is there a class of "pampered meritocrats" who run America?
by Nicholas Lemann
Remembering Ross Thomas
The Student Aid Game, by Michael S. McPherson and Morton O. Schapiro
by Tony Hiss
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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by J. E. Lighter
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