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A selection of terms that have newly been coined, that have recently acquired new currency, or that have taken on new meanings, compiled by the executive editor of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition.
Hundreds of cities expect that their new convention centers will bring economic benefits and urban regeneration. Most cities will be left with underused facilities and decades of debt
A journey through a country bursting with new wealth but besotted by corrup tion and threatened by a split between its prosperous cities and its stagnant rural areas
Often, history shows, it is not the attributes—a rugged respect for principle, a refusal to govern by the polls—that we are prone to think we should want
Since 1970 the majority of population growth in the United States has come from immigrants and their direct descendants. Demographers predict that this trend will intensify in the new century if federal laws remain unchanged. For a look at a possible American future, consider the fate of a small midwestern city