In This Issue
David M. Kennedy, “Victory at Sea”; Harvey Cox, “The Market as God”; Ian Frazier, “Pick Your Part”; Nathan Englander, “The Gilgul of Park Avenue”; and much more.
How to Steal a Diamond
In an arid region north of Cape Town, diamond theft is viewed as the proper work of man. This attitude extends across much of the southern part of Africa, draining profits and fueling political unrest.
Victory at Sea
Recent movies like Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line have vividly depicted the face of land battle in the Second World War, but the story of the American war is incomplete without the sweep and strategic stakes of the war at sea, in which 104,985 American sailors and Marines were wounded, 56,683 were killed, and more than 500 U.S. naval vessels were sunk. Lest we forget
The Market as God
Living in the new dispensation
Can of Worms
is a hardy, muscular earthworm found in the Florida Panhandle and prized by fishermen. For years locals gathered and sold these earthworms with little federal interference. Now the situation has changed
Doing Well By Eating Well
Slow Food, a group from Italy dedicated to sensual correctness, will soon be urging Americans to rediscover and protect their culinary patrimony
Pick Your Part
Looking for a rearview mirror or a clutch fan in the far reaches of Los Angeles
The Gigul of Park Avenue
The rabbi's face looked long and soft: the rapture did not return. "No hope, Mr. Luger, I tell you this from one Jew to another. There is no hope for the pious"
On Top of the World
Days of adventure and moments of transcendence along the Karakoram Highway
Taming the Savage Noble
The outrageous life of the Marquis de Sade, told by an author who is susceptible to his "terrible charm"
What Makes Poetry 'Poetic'?
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