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From the March 2012 issue

Over the past three decades, the American economy has grown considerably. Accounting for population growth and price changes, GDP has increased by more than 60...

To the Editor: It seems that David M. Smick is advocating opening up our wallets via the House ATM mechanism and continue to borrow money [“How...

On June 27, 1787, the American Founding Father Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a renowned physician, wrote an extraordinary letter...

After simmering in low-intensity form for more than three decades, tensions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community are reaching their boiling...

Echoes of 1967 with Iran In the first weeks of 2012, discussions between the United States and Israel about plans to prevent the production of an...

I think we are and should be in a war against Islamofascist terrorism; whether we call it World War IV is, to me, immaterial. It...

The Orphan Master’s SonBy Adam JohnsonRandom House, 443 pages In what has become an annual ritual, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification announced in January the number...

To the Editor: Lazar Berman demonstrated the art of book reviewing [“The Unmaking of Gershom Gorenberg,” November 2011] by laying out a whole page of the...

In the closing days of 2011, as Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s campaign was floundering in Iowa, a longtime supporter and friend came to the rescue....

After 30 years of marriage, the middle-class couple that is the subject of Stewart O’Nan’s The Odds: A Love Story (Viking, 179 pages) has little...

What shall I do with this absurdity— O heart, O troubled heart—this caricature, Decrepit age that has been tied to me As to a dog’s tail?       –W.B....

Like an idiot, I wrote something complimentary about Michelle Obama not long ago, and when the article was picked up and re-posted on a well-trafficked...

“Get her father involved in her dating life.” When I came upon this recommendation (tip number three for getting daughters safely through adolescence) in Caitlin...

Last June, the distinguished American journalist Seymour Hersh published an article in the New Yorker entitled “Iran and the Bomb: How Real Is the Nuclear...

When Yale Law School’s Alexander Bickel died in 1974, George Will declared him “the keenest public philosopher of our time”—and rightly so. In his seminal...

In 1973, Ebony magazine ran a story titled “Whatever Happened to Louis Jordan?” Two decades earlier, the genial singer-saxophonist was one of America’s biggest pop...

There’s a new book out about how American parents should emulate the French, because the French are so much more relaxed about their children—let them...

For his birthday, Greenbaum receives a blue tie and a red tie from his mother. The next time he goes to visit her, he wears...

In 1988, Salman Rushdie wrote The Satanic Verses, a novel that depicted several iconic figures of Islam in ways taken to be sacrilegious. Muslims who...

To the Editor: Jonathan Neumann’s article [“Occupy Wall Street and the Jews,” January] can be boiled down to two of the most well-worn Commentary fixations: (1)...
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March 2012