mag_side picture
mtoc9801 picture
mcvs9801 picture seahorse pictureThe Great Climate Flip-flop

Over the millennia temperature change on our planet has not always occurred gradually: warmings and coolings, we now know, have sometimes been both profound and abrupt. There is good reason to believe that global warming could trigger a "climate flip" that results in not warmth, as popular scenarios would have it, but a catastrophic cooling. Stabilizing the climate is not a simple matter -- and cutting down on greenhouse gases may not suffice.

by William H. Calvin


Saving The Nation

The author, the new owner of a perennially struggling opinion magazine, is a left-wing idealist suspicious of corporate power. So what is he doing at Harvard Business School?

by Victor Navasky

mag_gr1 picture mag_gr2 picture mag_gr3 picture
 
Reports

Notes & Comment: It's Radi-O!
Far from anywhere, the author comes as close to a magical experience as he ever will.
by Richard Rubin


seahorse picture The Economy: Toward a Global Open Society
The outspoken financier outlines more sharply a position for which he has been roundly attacked: that the global capitalist system urgently needs to be protected from itself.
by George Soros

seahorse picture Society: Changing the World on a Shoestring
Obtaining high yields from small investments is any businessperson's dream. A quietly innovative foundation believes that social change can be obtained the same way.
by David Bornstein

Fiction & Poetry

seahorse picture Beauty and the Shoe Sluts
A poem
by Mary Karr

Charger
A short story
by Bobbie Ann Mason

seahorse picture No Return
A poem
by William Matthews


Browse and search The Atlantic's online archive.

The seahorse symbol indicates that an article is supplemented with additional Atlantic material, such as related articles, audio, or special online sidebars.

Arts & Leisure

seahorse picture Travel: A Greece to Be Discovered
The chief drawback of being a tourist in Greece is all the other tourists. The author offers a tested strategy for finding the Greece many visitors want but never see.
by Jeffrey Tayler

seahorse picture Music: Sitting In
On a ten-day cruise an eminent jazz critic gets a chance to do what usually he only writes about.
by Whitney Balliett

Books

A Writer Who is Good for You
Jane Austen: A Biography, by Claire Tomalin; Jane Austen: A Life, by David Nokes
by Lee Siegel

The Socialist Who Loved Keats
Irving Howe -- literary man, political radical, champion of lost causes -- reconsidered: a portrait of the critic as intellectual hero.
by Nathan Glick

Brief Reviews
by Phoebe-Lou Adams

Other Departments

77 North Washington Street

Contributors

Letters
(Send a letter to the editor.)

The January Almanac

The Puzzler
by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Word Court
by Barbara Wallraff

All material copyright © 1998 by The Atlantic Monthly Company. All rights reserved.
m_nv_cv picture m_nv_un picture m_nv_am picture m_nv_pr picture m_nv_as picture m_nv_se picture