In This Issue
Chandler Burr, “The AIDS Exception: Privacy vs. Public Health”; Mark Sagoff, “Do We Consume Too Much?”; Larry Heinemann, “The Fragging”; Francis Davis, “The Man From Heaven”; and much more.
This part of the world isn't just for Dracula buffs
The AIDS Exception: Privacy vs. Public Health
It's time to stop granting "civil rights" to HIV—and to confront AIDS with more of the traditional tools of public health
Do We Consume Too Much?
Discussions of the future of the planet are dominated by those who believe that an expanding world economy will use up natural resources and those who see no reasons, environmental or otherwise, to limit economic growth. Neither side has it right.
The Man From Heaven
The songs of Burt Bacharach are enjoying a revival that seems unlikely only at first hearing.
The Positive Negative
Saying no with a smile
The Wittgenstein Controversy
The dispute over the first complete edition of the philosopher's papers is as petty and academic as Wittgenstein himself was high-minded and profound
Slow Death in the Great Plains
A sizable swath of the country's heartland is undergoing a severe drop in births that, if it continues, could empty many small towns in just one generation.
The mighty Miehle, a letterpress the size of a truck, which for thirty years printed the news for Yellow Springs, Ohio, falls victim to the computer
The Life of Job in Exurbia
Philip Roth looks back in dismay at the 1960s.
How Powerful Is Advertising?
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