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  • December 1996

    Charlotte Allen, “The Search for a No-Frills Jesus”; Thomas E. Ricks, “The Great Society in Camouflage”; Michael Davitt Bell, “Magic Time”; Sheila Gordon, “The Greatest Show on Earth”; and much more.

  • November 1996

    November 1996

    David M. Kennedy and George J. Borjas, “The Price of Immigration”; Mary Anne Weaver, “India's Bandit Queen”; Michael Ullman, “Big, Brilliant American Sound”; Christina Adam, “Horse Heaven Hills”; and much more.

  • October 1996

    Conor Cruise O'Brien, “Thomas Jefferson: Radical and Racist”; James Fallows, “A Talk With Bill Clinton”; Donald Hall, “From Willow Temple”; Nicholas Lemann, “Banana Man”; and much more.

  • September 1996

    James Howard Kunstler, “Home From Nowhere”; Robert D. Kaplan, “Fort Leavenworth and the Eclipse of Nationhood”; Elinor Burkett, “In the Land of Conservative Women”; Jeffrey Tayler, “Vessel of Last Resort”; and much more.

  • August 1996

    Charles Trueheart, “Welcome to the Next Church”; Jonathan Schell, “The Uncertain Leviathan”; Robert D. Kaplan, “Proportionalism”; Jack Beatty, “A Race Too Far”; Ralph Lombreglia, “The Only People for Him”; and much more.

  • July 1996

    Thomas I. Palley and Robert A. Levine, “Recipe for a Depression”; Francis Davis, “Like Young”; Steven Stark, “Gap Politics”; Wendy Kaminer, “The Latest Fashion in Irrationality”; and much more.

  • June 1996

    David Plotkin, M.D., “Good News and Bad News About Breast Cancer”; Witold Rybczynski, “Sounds as Good as It Looks”; Edward J. Delaney, “Conspiracy Buffs”; Benjamin Schwarz, “Why America Thinks It Has to Run the World”; and much more.

  • May 1996

    Peter G. Peterson, “Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old?”; Dmitri Tymoczko, “The Nitrous Oxide Philosopher”; Thomas Byrne Edsall, “The Protean President”; Geoffrey Wheatcroft, “In Tune With Ireland”; and much more.

  • April 1996

    Joseph J. Romm and Charles B. Curtis, “Mideast Oil Forever?”; James Carroll, “An American Requiem”; Nicholas Lemann, “Kicking in Groups”; Anne F. Thurston, “In a Chinese Orphanage”; James Fallows, “Navigating the Galaxies”; and much more.

  • March 1996

    Michael J. Sandel, “America's Search for a New Public Philosophy “; Cullen Murphy, “Hello, Darkness”; Ian Frazier, “No Phone, No Pool, No Pets”; Wendy Kaminer, “Second Thoughts on the Second Amendment”; and much more.

  • February 1996

    James Fallows, “Why Americans Hate the Media”; Jonathan Silvers, “Child Labor in Pakistan”; Sven Birkerts, “The Alchemist's Retort”; Andrew Todhunter, “The Precipitous World of Dan Osman”; and much more.

  • January 1996

    Benjamin and Christina Schwarz, “Mississippi Monte Carlo”; Anatol Lieven, “A New Iron Curtain”; Todd Oppenheimer, “The Rancher Subsidy”; Castle Freeman Jr., “Stuck With Strangers”; and much more.

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