In This Issue
Marc K. Stengel, “The Diffusionists Have Landed”; Rick Bass, “A Winter's Tale”; Michael Joseph Gross, “The Trials of Tribulation”; David Schiff, “Who Was That Masked Composer?”; and much more.
The author, a former resident of Israel, finds that raw power and economic forces are redrawing the map of the Middle East, and peace talks will merely formalize the emerging reality
In political life as in his music, Aaron Copland decorously hid his emotions
You've probably heard of those crackpot theories about ancient Phoenicians or Chinese in the New World. Maybe it's time to start paying attention
Despite its dismal record, the utopian impulse is by no means extinct. An eminent physicist looks at several of the guises in which utopian thinking is likely to appear during the century ahead -- and at the perils that lurk behind each one
She would not meet Stalin's eyes, but she thought he might be smiling. He shifted in his bed to make room and patted a spot on the covers by his leg. He said, "Can you sit with me?"
Out on that cobalt ice I feel the same age as the children, and do not tire, and the leaps of my heart are in perfect lockstep with theirs
Two sleepy Spanish enclaves on the coast of Morocco are suddenly of concern to both sides of the Mediterranean -- as entry points for Africans slipping illegally into the European Union