The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done
The author, a former high Clinton Administration official with responsibility for social policy, resigned his office last year rather than be a party to the President's signing of a "welfare-reform" bill. Here he speaks out for the first time.
by Peter Edelman
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What Jefferson Helps to Explain
A more dispassionate assessment of Thomas Jefferson offers insights that the gathering indictment can't -- into slavery, into democracy, and into the sources of the "American Creed."
by Benjamin Schwarz
Whose Right to Die?
Many arguments made in behalf of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia are based on misreadings of history, misinterpretations of data, and sheer misinformation.
by Ezekiel Emanuel
Notes & Comment: And Now for the News
In Edward Gibbon's magisterial history of Rome's decline the past seems perpetually about the present.
by Robert D. Kaplan
Language: A War That Never Ends
Recent salvos on questions of grammar and usage.
by Mark Halpern
Personal File: Vigilance
What it's like to be the child of someone whose advice about life always comes down to "Watch out!"
by Meg Cimino
Fiction & Poetry
Villanelle After a Burial
by Steven Cramer
Flight up the Coast
by Brad Leithauser
Welding With Children
A short story
by Tim Gautreaux
by Guy Billout
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Arts & Leisure
Travel: British Islets
Jersey, Alderney, Sark, the Scillys -- these islands aren't on the way to anything, which is part of the point.
by Hatsy Shields
Music: An Audubon in Sound
Olivier Messiaen's brilliant fantasias woven from the songs of birds.
by Matthew Gurewitsch
The Revolution Upon Us
One World, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism, by William Greider
by Lester C. Thurow
The Laureate as Onlooker
Sun Under Wood, by Robert Hass
by Peter Davison
China's Strategic Culture
Cultural Realism: Strategic Culture and Grand Strategy in Chinese History, by Alastair Iain Johnston
by Warren I. Cohen
by Phoebe-Lou Adams
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