In This Issue
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A Short Story
It is not a vestige of the ancient clans but an invention of enterprising merchants
Egypt would like to solve its new archaeological crisis alone—but non-Egyptians have the expertise
On rule by robots, aristocrats, and a Communist mayor
Should infants born with treatable or manageable handicaps be “allowed” to die? One civil libertarian says no
Why did Vietnam invade Cambodia six years ago, and why does it continue to occupy the country despite the intensification of the resistance?