January/February 2007

In This Issue

Carl M. Cannon, "Untruth and Consequences"; Bing West, "Streetwise"; Amy Waldman, "Reading, Writing, Resurrection"; Jeffrey Rosen on Chief Justice John Roberts; Joshua Green on Unity08; Virginia Postrel on airline glamor, Jon Zobenica on Girlie Mags; P.J. O'Rourke follows the tractors; Michael Hirschorn has a music-geek epiphany; Robert Kaplan on the lessons of Herodotus; and much more.

State of the Union

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Reading, Writing, Resurrection

Katrina destroyed a failing school system and made New Orleans a laboratory for education. Can reformers transcend the damage of the flood—and of history?

Roberts's Rules

Chief Justice John Roberts says that if the Supreme Court is to maintain legitimacy, its justices must start acting more like colleagues and less like prima donnas.

Surprise Party

Dismayed by the system they helped to create, some veteran political strategists are out to create a better choice in 2008.

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Features

  • Streetwise

    Whether we ultimately stay or go, we need to fix Iraq's policing problems. An expert explains how.

  • Science

    Vintage Atlantic writings on science by Asa Gray, Werner Heisenberg, James Watson, and others.

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