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(The February Cover) (Seahorse) The Capitalist Threat

The main threat to social justice and economic stability now comes from the uninhibited pursuit of laissez-faire economics, argues one of the world's most prominent capitalists, who warns that the very ideal of an "open society" is at stake.

by George Soros

Time to End the Korean War

Tensions over North Korea's suspected nuclear-weapons program point up our misunderstanding of the Korean peninsula's military and psychological dynamics.

by Bruce Cumings

What Nurses Stand For

Among the last to receive recognition, nurses are now among the first victims of the new corporate medicine.

by Suzanne Gordon
Citizen 501(c)(3) Laws Concerning Food and Drink In the Monster's Maw

Notes & Comment: Citizen 501(c)(3)
One of the most significant actors in our national life -- the tax-exempt foundation -- is also one of the most often overlooked. It is time to start paying attention.
by Nicholas Lemann

(Seahorse) Foreign Affairs: History Moving North
Mexico seems to be evolving backward. Has nationhood been merely an interlude?
by Robert D. Kaplan

(Seahorse) Americana: Blood and Motherly Advice
In which the author becomes a convert to the American military's earnest approach to television.
by Gregg Easterbrook

Fiction & Poetry

(Seahorse) The Change
A poem
by Stephen Sandy

(Seahorse) There Was a Time A short story
by Christina Adam

(Seahorse) Like No Other
A poem
by Peter Davison

(Seahorse) The Lovely Tall Novelist Danced
A poem
by Laura Newbern

(Seahorse) Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father
A manifesto
by Ian Frazier

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Travel: Scaling Alaska's Heights
Welcome to Juneau, where the West's natural majesty is accessible to the casual traveler.
by Charles Thompson

Sport: In the Monster's Maw
When you "noodle" for catfish, it's not hard to tell when you've got a bite.
by Burkhard Bilger


De Sade's Daughters
On the new erotic fiction.
by Lee Siegel

Whatever Happened to Integration?
Tragic Failure: Racial Integration in America.
by Tom Wicker
The Trouble With Friendship: Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Race
by Benjamin DeMott
by Gerald Early

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by Phoebe-Lou Adams

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