In This Issue
David Brooks, “One Nation, Slightly Divisible”; Robert D. Kaplan, “Looking the World in the Eye”; Penny Wolfson, “Moonrise”; William Langewiesche, “Storm Island”; Marshall Jon Fisher, “Pixels at an Exhibition”; fiction by Lesley Dormen; Mona Simpson on Alice Munro; and much more.
Rosalie Parker began boxing before it became a chic female sport
A Short Story
It may be time to take a closer look at digital photography
Jacqueline Kennedy's true style lay in the ways she allied her femininity with her tremendous strength
The dismay of an honorable man of the left
U.S. counterterrorism may be overly preoccupied with biological weapons—which have a rather poor track record
How the terrorists stopped terrorism
Samuel Huntington is a mild-mannered man whose sharp opinions—about the collision of Islam and the West, about the role of the military in a liberal society, about what separates countries that work from countries that don't—have proved to be as prescient as they have been controversial. Huntington has been ridiculed and vilified, but in the decades ahead his view of the world will be the way it really looks
The wine that made Ontario famous
If you like extreme weather, the French island of Ouessant is a good place to find it
The culture of explanation
How the IRA leverages the peace process
Demonstrating against reality in London and Washington
A distinguished jurist advises us to calm down about the probable curtailing of some personal freedoms in the months ahead. As a nation we've treated certain civil liberties as malleable, when necessary, from the start
Even before the September 11 attacks heightened our fears of bio-terrorism, a biologist came up with a sensible strategy for coping with one of the most fearsome possibilities
Alice Munro is the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years.
In pledging support to the West's fight against terrorism, the Russian leader is advancing the national interest of his country—and hedging his bets
Pentagon mavericks have been trying for decades to reorient military strategy toward a new kind of threat—the kind we're suddenly facing in the war on terrorism. Now that we've got the war they predicted, will we get the reforms they've been pushing for?
A mother writes about her teenage son, afflicted with muscular dystrophy, and the life he leads, and the one he can look forward to
Matching confusing new realities to historical experience
The electoral map of the 2000 presidential race became famous: big blocks of red (denoting states that went for Bush) stretched across the heartland, with brackets of blue (denoting states for Gore) along the coasts. Our Blue America correspondent has ventured repeatedly into Red territory. He asks the question—after September 11, a pressing one—Do our differences effectively split us into two nations, or are they just cracks in a still-united whole?
Restaurants worth building a trip around
Lots of new Irving Berlin; more of the same from John Barth; the ideal courier
Suggestions for getting and giving