The Southern Captivity of the
The Republican "capture" of the South, which helped to give the party control of both houses of Congress, has been so complete that southern cultural values and political agendas now hold the party as a whole in thrall. The result is a problem at the national level that the Republicans cannot easily overcome. As this southern control grows, the party alienates voters in other regions -- even conservative voters.
by Christopher Caldwell
An Atlantic Unbound Roundtable on the fate of the GOP, hosted by Atlantic senior editor Jack Beatty.
The Social Contradictions of Japanese Capitalism
The economic woes of Asia have been much written about -- in purely economic terms. But behind many of those woes lies a social crisis in Japan, whose modern young people inhabit a pre-modern society. It is a crisis that perhaps only a social revolution can resolve.
by Murray Sayle
Notes & Comment: A Good Climate for Investment
The steps we need to take to protect the environment could create a surge of economic growth.
by Ross Gelbspan
Urban Planning: Moving the Bell
Neither the Liberty Bell nor Independence Hall is enhanced by its present setting. A brilliant new master plan reconfigures these central elements of Philadelphia's urban landscape.
by Witold Rybczynski
Personal File: That Was Me on TV
At the bottom of every talk-show lineup is the becalmed position known as the author's slot, where our correspondent has spent much of his television career.
by Roy Blount Jr.
Fiction & Poetry
by Teresa Cader
A short story
by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
An Atlantic Unbound interview with Elizabeth Stuckey-French.
From the Greek
by Brooks Haxton
A companion essay by David Barber on the lyric poets of Greek antiquity.
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Arts & Leisure
Travel: Beyond Prague
The Czech Republic's capital may be considered passé by some, but the countryside resides in that happy state between ripeness and unreadiness for tourism. And, of course, there is the beer.
by James Fallows
Food: Better Butter
The words "fresh sweet-cream butter" describe a very fine kind of butter indeed. But butter can get even better than that.
by Corby Kummer
"Discovering" Young Poets
The Yale Younger Poets Anthology, edited by George Bradley
by Peter Davison
How McKinley Begot Franco
Empire by Default, by Ivan Musicant; Cuba Libre, by Elmore Leonard
by Francis X. Rocca
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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At Last Count
by Jason Kowal
by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
by J. E. Lighter
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