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From the March 2013 issue

The future is now out of Barack Obama’s hands. How can I say this, given that his second term has only just begun? Simple: He...

What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic DisasterBy Jonathan V. LastEncounter Books, 200 pages Starting with the three subjects your parents...

The Outpost: An Untold Storyof American ValorBy Jake TapperLittle, Brown & Company, 688 pages There was the evening-news version. If you’d been paying any attention to the...

On July 19, 2005, authorities in the Iranian city of Mashhad publicly lynched two teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, for the alleged crime of...

Nothing is more legendary than the work of a legendary stage actor, since it is all but impossible to leave behind a permanent record of...

Hollywood’s critics are in high dudgeon. The motion-picture industry has sunk into a moral morass, they say, one that threatens our national self-understanding and traduces...

The Republican Party is in trouble: In the wake of the presidential election, everybody has said so, and everybody is right. From there, however, a...

As the Israeli elections loomed in January, reporters and pundits, biased by their own ideas about Israel and Israelis, failed colossally. Reports and analyses in...

Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as RacismBy Gil TroyOxford, 368 pages The United Nations General Assembly’s “Zionism is racism” resolution, adopted on November 10, 1975, was...

Rewarding Egypt for Hate While the United States continues to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt, that country’s president seems determined to make clear...

It is a struggle to choose the term that most accurately describes the phenomenon of Jew-hatred. Judeophobia is little used because it literally means “the...

To the Editor: I greatly appreciated “Was Promoting Democracy a Mistake?” by John Agresto [December 2012], if only because it is rare to read someone acknowledge a...

On Wednesday afternoon, my brother Danny calls me from his car. “Dad’s on NPR,” he says. In the background, I hear voices, though I can’t...

Phyllis runs into Frances at spin class. “You have a nice tan,” Phyllis says. “We went away,” Frances says. “Where did you go?” Phyllis says. “The Maldives,” Frances...

To the Editor: In Jay P. Lefkowitz’s sobering account of the horrors of the North Korean gulag, “Escaping from the North Korean Stalemate” [December 2012], there...

To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological SolutionismBy Evgeny MorozovPublicAffairs, 432 pages Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old computer programmer and “hacktivist” who hanged himself in January, once...

You don’t often hear this kind of talk on NPR—not on “Morning Edition,” certainly. Everyone’s always so polite. So I nearly leapt out of my...

To the Editor:  I do not agree with the thrust of John Podhoretz’s “The Way Forward” [December 2012]. What was the major factor in Mitt Romney’s loss?...
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March 2013