IN THE August 2, 2010, ISSUE

Beyond the Spill

Pensacola, Fla. – ‘If Americans don’t start eating seafood again,” Frank Patti tells me, “we’re lost.” His massive warehouse-size market on the edge of Pensacola Bay in the Florida panhandle is ...

Also In This Issue

Articles

Politics & Policy

Cut to Grow

The word “austerity” has achieved ubiquity in 2010 almost as rapidly as “stimulus” did in 2009 and “bailout” in 2008. All three were ushered in by “subprime,” 2007’s economic buzzword. ...

Features

Politics & Policy

Change of Service

‘I once scraped paint off the floor of this ship,” says Ilario Pantano. He stands inside a cavernous hangar within the USS Intrepid, the decommissioned aircraft carrier that sits in ...
Politics & Policy

Beyond the Spill

Pensacola, Fla. – ‘If Americans don’t start eating seafood again,” Frank Patti tells me, “we’re lost.” His massive warehouse-size market on the edge of Pensacola Bay in the Florida panhandle is ...

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

True West

What happens when hundreds of thousands of people flush into a massive open prairie in the course of a decade, transforming a place the size of Ireland into farmland carved ...
Politics & Policy

Family Plot

Is it possible for Hollywood to make a movie about lesbian motherhood and sperm-donor fatherhood that isn’t just a preachy ode to the magic of alternative family structures? If you ...
Politics & Policy

Culture Clash

Lee Harris always has interesting things to say. He first came to general attention with his 2002 essay in Policy Review titled “Al Qaeda’s Fantasy Ideology: War Without Clausewitz,” in ...

Sections

The Long View

National Security Agency Satellite Monitor

DOCUMENT EXTRACT: CELLPHONE CONVERSATION Static. Ringing. UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #1: Hello? Background noise. Note: no available means to isolate and remove noise. Best guess: vuvuzela. UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE #2: Um, hi, Bill. It’s me. UNIDENTIFIED ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO Each day, by twenty thousand cruder counts of oil, our gulf becomes a new Black Sea alike to state and science, who pronounce this eruption ...
Athwart

Gross Profits

I recently finished Hollywood Economics, a book by a brilliant mathematician named Arthur De Vany. I say “finished” instead of “read” because it’s filled with a lot of complicated graphs ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

The Limits of Tolerance Jacob Sullum’s review of New Threats to Freedom (“Free Association,” July 5) is wrong on at least two counts. First, he defends Somali taxi drivers who refuse to pick ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Watch out, al-Qaeda: The Obama administration might send the Civil Rights Division after you. ‐ There is increasing talk that Democrats in Congress will attempt to pass what remains of ...
The Bent Pin

Tony the Terrible

The American WASP is back, as loathed and resented as ever. Newscasters are not yet calling us WASPs because the acronym for white Anglo-Saxon Protestant more or less faded away ...