how polio, a disease of the verge of eradication at the end of the 20th century, made a comeback at the beginning of the 21st.
Iraq in 3-D
The United States in Iraq is trying to solve a three-dimensional problem in two-dimensional space. We need to think beyond counterinsurgency.
In the Army Now
Are the wheels coming off the U.S. Army thanks to the Iraq war? Not really, argues a retired Army colonel. But other problems loom.
Celebrities R US
What do Joshua Reynolds, Theda Bara, Madonna, and NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon have in common?
The dean of Middle Eastern studies recounts how he came to write-and rewrite-The Arabs in History.
It Doesn't Stay in Vegas
Bernard-Henri Levy, a French intellectual following in Tocqueville’s footsteps, discusses America with Francis Fukuyama.
Mirror, Mirror, on the War
The Dreyfus Affiar was important not for its historical consequences but for the moral rot it exposed in France. The same may be true of America and l'affaire Irak
Old Hickory Switch
The age of Jackson is an oft-neglected chapter in American History, but three new books take up the challenge.
Cool Jazz and Cold War
Dana giola, Chairman of National Endowment for the Arts, talks with jazz legend Dave Brubeck about diplomacy in 5/4 time.