IN THE July 18, 2011, ISSUE

The Battle from Waterloo

Waterloo, Iowa — Near the cornfields, her parents danced. On hot summer nights in the Sixties, when things were good and the kids were young, David and Jean Amble would ...

Also In This Issue

Articles

Politics & Policy

Mad as Hell

The vicissitudes of the marketplace are, as everyone knows, not easily calculable. Who, for example, would have foreseen that a pamphlet written by a 93-year-old man, and published by a ...

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Cruel, Cruel Summer

When Christopher Nolan’s Inception made a fortune at the box office last summer, while the usual lineup of sequels, remakes, reboots, and superhero vehicles failed to live up to expectations, ...
The Straggler

Ex Libris

Miss Straggler, just graduated from high school and with time on her hands, came home the other day with two boxes of secondhand books on the back seat of the ...

Sections

Politics & Policy

Poetry

BLUE SKIES, 8:46 That I can safely watch them safely graze Might seem like little. Still, it feels like much Beside this fenced-in field this day of days. The distant bay and — close ...
Happy Warrior

Debtor Demographics

The other day, Abdul Qadir Fitrat, the governor of Afghanistan’s central bank, fled the country. The only wonder is that there aren’t more fleeing. Not Afghans; central bankers. I mean, ...
Politics & Policy

Letters

Mystery Mnemonic In his column in the June 6 issue, Richard Brookhiser mentions what he says is a mnemonic: “Some men have many stones, but we have lots of hair.” Please, ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Rich Lowry’s wedding to Vanessa Palo went off without a hitch, and the two are now on honeymoon. So the trend of beautiful young brides jilting old magazine editors ...
The Long View

For AARP Strategy Group Only

  CLOSE HOLD DOCUMENT Focus Group Results AARP Medicare and Entitlement Reform Messaging Strategy Present: MODERATOR MALE, AGE 19 MALE, AGE 22 MALE, AGE 27 FEMALE, AGE 8 FEMALE, AGE 25 FEMALE, AGE 29 MODERATOR: Welcome, everyone, and thanks for coming. As ...