IN THE July 6, 2009, ISSUE

Fossil Future

In the Gulf of Mexico – One of the first things you need to know when visiting an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is that a hard hat and ...

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Politics & Policy

Japanese Crossroads

Over the past quarter century, global perceptions of Japan have fluctuated violently. In the 1980s, the country was touted as an emerging superpower that would rival the United States. Then ...


Politics & Policy

The Redhunters

The chase began on Google. Harvey Klehr typed “Russell McNutt” into the search box. Thousands of results flooded his computer. Klehr scoured them. “On about the 895th reference,” he recalls, ...

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

The Dark Lord

Byron has his memorial among the honored national poets in Westminster Abbey. How this would horrify him! He mocked fame and society, and accused everyone respectable or ordinary of cant ...
Politics & Policy

Misanthropy on Tour

The aesthetic style associated with Dave Eggers, the memoirist, journalist, novelist, and literary entrepreneur, has always been a slippery thing — instantly recognizable yet somehow difficult to describe. It’s informed ...


Politics & Policy


Less Knife, More Invisible Hand I was struck by this quote from Gov. Mitch Daniels, as reported by Mark Hemingway in your June 8 issue (“Mitch the Knife”): “The plant will ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Asked whether he was in touch with a prominent former member of his flock, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said no: “Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to ...
The Bent Pin

The Bent Pin

You have to learn to crawl before you can walk over hot coals. Our present love affair with diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism got its training wheels in the early ’70s ...
The Long View

The Long View

From the Iranian airwaves . . . OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT:   The McKhameini Group [SFX: Martial theme music] AHMAD McKHAMEINI:  Issue One! The Tehran-around! After last week’s inconclusive and murky election for the leader of ...
Politics & Policy


ADULT WESTERN a mental movie When old King Colt still ruled the ribald West With iron hand: You buttoned up your vest. Put on your ten-buck hat, strapped on your gun And stepped out blinking ...
Happy Warrior

Protectionism Racket

Are you getting just a teensy bit tired of the ol’ “Whither the Right?” navel-gazing? Even with our good friends at the New York Times, the Washington Post, et al. ...