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From the March 2015 issue

After six weeks of madness, Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress and delivered a speech about the nuclear threat posed by Iran. It was a terrific...

To the Editor: In his cover article, “The Good Country” [December 2014], Tim Kane asserts that during and following the Cold War, “prosperity in the form...

With a war lost by the president whom liberals urged, indeed demanded, to abandon unsettled Iraq to the rule of chaos, and with the conflict’s...

Here, then, is where we are. When the world’s most powerful nations began their effort to negotiate away Iran’s nuclear program in 2003, the Islamic...

Iran Showdown Postponed The new Congress was prepared to pass a fresh set of sanctions on Iran intended to pressure that country’s leaders into negotiating...

To the Editor: I applaud Jonathan S. Tobin’s main point in “Why The Death of Klinghoffer Matters” [December 2014]: that the defense of the opera in...

Nowadays, it’s become virtually accepted wisdom that Israel is becoming increasingly right-wing, and that this shift constitutes a major obstacle to peace. No less a...

Honeydew: StoriesBy Edith PearlmanLittle, Brown and Company, 288 pages Edith Pearlman is 78 years old. For 47 years, she has been writing quietly gorgeous short stories....

Brian Williams must have assumed he was being gracious. The Army command sergeant major he had befriended during the 2003 invasion of Iraq was retiring...

We Americans have always prided ourselves on the extraordinary degree of mobility this country has long made possible for its citizens—the idea that, with hard...

Bernstein has always wanted to go big-game hunting. His wife, Myrna, has always wanted to go on a safari. They compromise and decide to do...

Few things in the world of popular art are more dismaying than the spectacle of a beloved performer who goes on too long. The singer...

In Through the Looking-Glass, Alice meets the White Queen, who proceeds to explain that she “remembers” the future. Alice responds, reasonably enough: “I can’t remember...

In September Barack Obama launched the “It’s on Us” campaign, designed to fight what he called the “nightmare” of campus sexual assault. “An estimated one...

To the Editor: Terry Teachout has written an excellent delineation of Mel Tormé’s place in American popular song [“Mel Tormé’s Torment,” December 2014]. The fact that...
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March 2015