In This Issue
William H. Calvin, “The Great Climate Flip-flop”; Victor Navasky, “Saving The Nation”; George Soros, “Toward a Global Open Society”; Whitney Balliett, “Sitting In”; and much more.
After the Great War shell-shocked veterans were advised to read Jane Austen, "perhaps to restore their faith in a world that had been blown apart," the author writes, "while at the same time respecting their sense of the world's fragility"
A billionaire financier, wrongly accused of being a hypocritical capitalist for his February Atlantic cover story, "The Capitalist Threat," returns to the fray
“Climate change” is popularly understood to mean greenhouse warming, which, it is predicted, will cause flooding, severe windstorms, and killer heat waves. But warming could lead, paradoxically, to drastic cooling—a catastrophe that could threaten the survival of civilization.
The new owner of the financially challenged
A jazz writer and amateur drummer turns temporarily pro on the
Not far from the tourist-trammeled ruins of antiquity are monasteries in the sky, pirate coasts, and friendly islands
The medium that can turn anywhere into somewhere
An ambitious foundation promotes social change by finding "social entrepeneurs" -- people who have new ideas and the knack for implementing them
The late Irving Howe -- literary critic, biographer, historian and teacher -- was a beacon of a certain kind of intellectual and moral possibility