In This Issue
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Syria: Identity Crisis
Hafez-al Assad has so far prevented the Balkanization of his country, but he can't last forever
Islam and Liberal Democracy
Is Islam by its very nature antithetical to the development of democratic institutions? A distinguished historian contemplates this difficult question, one whose answer is fraught with consequence for several troubled regions of the world
Creature Comforts: Kachemak Bay Neatly Condenses the Attractions of the Largest State
Crash-Worthy Speedster: The Unheralded Ibm Os/2 2.0 Is as Versatile and Fast as Windows Pretends to Be
Crossing the Color Line
A British Original
The Man Who Was Late
Revolution Downeast: The War for American Independence in Maine
My Father's Son
Here are a few of the words being tracked by the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition (Houghton Mifflin). A new word that exhibits sustained use may eventually make its way into a future edition of the dictionary. The information below represents preliminary research.
The February Almanac
Notes: Order in the Court
Justice the numbers
A Good Year
In a Nutshell
A Glorious Gamache
Some Good Advice: Pay Now, Play Later
A Second Match Made in Opera Heaven?
A Case for Toscanini
No More Pirates
Blow, Winter Wind
Meet Ms. Mentzer
Not Just for Resting Cold Drinks On
Hong Kong, but Not for Long
Around the World in Trailers
Orion's Bright Star
745 Boylston Street
Lexicography: Odds and Ends
Compilers of strange dictionaries yearn for high purpose and practical value
How Many Is Too Many?
Biologists have argued for a century that an ever-growing population will bring the apocalypse. Economists argue that man and markets will cope—so far none of the predicted apocalypses have arrived. The near-term questions, though, are political, and they are overlooked in the fierce battles
The nation must put its domestic necessities at the core of its relations with the world. This, the author argues, is a counsel not of isolationism— a shibboleth used to suppress fresh thought—but of realism
The Legendary Lowry Greither
He was under arrest in a foreign land, confident that the truth would set him free. But what was the truth?