Magazine March 19, 2012, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• Who knew “Race to the Top” was his plan for gas prices, too?

• The Mutiny of 1857 was sparked by rumors that cartridges issued to Indian soldiers were greased with cow or pig fat. A smaller but similar wave of mayhem rolled over Afghanistan after American soldiers burned Korans. No matter that the books were already desecrated — by terrorist prisoners who used their pages to send messages to one another. The infidel was committing sacrilege, so mobs took to the streets, six American soldiers at a military base in Kunduz were injured by a grenade, and two American officers inside

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