Cinderella has been remade to fit the sensibilities of many different times...even our own.
Americans' own patriotism often makes them blind to the nationalism of other nations.
Scientists are discovering new ways to boost the brain's natural abilities, but ethicists are concerned.
How much did James Watson and Francis Crick rely on Rosalind Franklin’s 1953 x-ray photographs to fashion their model of DNA’s double helix structure?
Forced sterilization of imbeciles by U.S. states was once affirmed by the Supreme Court, but the science behind the practice has been shown to be flawed.
Scoring doctors' cardiology success seemed like a good idea, until truly sick patients began being turned away.
Will the United States heed the nation-building lessons learned at the end of World War II?
Was T. S. Eliot anti-Semitic? The question still rages fiercely, as does the debate over its consequences.
Labor needs “to become once again a social movement,” argues one political scientist.
A new study suggests that Broadway success is due to many fickle factors.
Are married people really more happy?
Are "lucky" people really different from others?
Some people get all the breaks when it comes to financial fortune, but is that really fair?
Information Technology was supposed to revolutionize business. It hasn's worked out that way.
Europe's reluctance to join the U.S.-led coalition against Iraq had much to do with its Muslim population.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks prompted a debate over security and liberty, but that debate has been wrongly framed and needlessly divisive.
In the period following the Protestant Reformation, private worship sites helped pave the way for religious toleration.
The good news? There are more women in prison.
Government incentives and a move to technology and telecommunications have helped fuel the Irish economy.
Where the 20th century ranks in terms of temperature is a critical point in the ongoing debate over global warming.
The early take on media "embedding."
Hierarchical companies were once viewed as the key to America's economic success, but they now seem a relic of the past.
The UN Security Council ruptured over Iraq because its legalist structure could not overcome friction among its member nations.
There seems to be an increasing divide between America and Europe over how to deal with the world's problems.
Latin American political power has been shifting to the local level, but undermining the national political parties.
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Thomas F. Powers, in The Public Interest (Spring 2003), 1112 16th St., N.W., Ste. 140,Washington, D.C. 20036, The expansion of police powers in America since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has civil libertarians crying out about the loss of liberty-and conservatives invoking the need for security. But the debate has been wrongly framed and is needlessly divisive, argues Powers, a political scientist at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.The American Civil Liberties Union and k...
Naomi R. Lamoreaux, Daniel M.G. Raff, and Peter Temin, in American Historical Review (Apr. 2003), 914 Abater, Bloomington, Ind. 47401.In The Visible Hand (1977) and other in- fluential works, Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., es- tablished what has been for a quarter-centu- ry the dominant approach to American business history. Chandler argued that America's economic success in the 20th cen- tury was due to the rise of huge, vertically in- tegrated, hierarchically managed enterprises in steel, automaking,...
Katharine Bradbury and Jane Katz, in Regional Review (2002: Qtr. 4), Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Ave., Boston, Mass. 02106.Call it the deal behind the American dream: Americans have tacitly agreed to ac- cept more income inequality than Euro- peans do in return for a freer economy and more opportunities for individual upward mobility. In other words, the gap between rich and poor might be wider than in Europe, but Americans believe they have a better chance of jumping it.Now,...
Heather Heitfielcl and Rita J. Simon, in Gender Issues (Winter 2002), Transaction Periodicals Consortium, Rutgers University, 35 Berrue Circle, Piscatawa~, N.J. 08854-8042. Globalization has been a good thing for most women around the world, and one piece of evidence for that proposition, oddly enough, is that more ofthem are in jail than ever before.It makes sense, say Heitfield and Sinloll, a graduate student and professor, respectively, at American University. Globalization produces economic a...
Benjamin J. Kaplan, in Journal of Early Modem History (2002: No. 4), Univ. of Minnesota, 614 Social Sciences, 267-19thAve. S., Minneapolis, Minn. 55455; and "Fictions of Privacy: House Chapels and the Spatial Accommodation of Religious Dissent in Early Modern Europe" Benjamin J. Kaplan, in American Historical Review (Oct. 2002), 400 A St., S.E., Washington, D.C.20003.In the aftermath of the Reformation, the Parallel practices evolved outside the religious division in European states...
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Cheap food, widely available, would seem to be the promise of new technologies, but it comes with a host of hidden dangers.
Farmers today face critical choices about how they will farm--and their decisions affect not only how much they grow but where they can sell their produce.
The food industry's aggressive marketers have made gorging a national pastime.
Will genetically engineered foods eliminate world hunger--or cause problems we can't even predict?
Americans like to think of themselves as a pragmatic people, with little use for professors and fancy ideas. Yet they also live and die for abstractions such as freedom and equality. That’s not just some inexplicable paradox but a key to understanding the American intellectual landscape.
In Hollywood war movies of the 1940s, American soldiers fought for a sense of national purpose. In subsequent decades, they fought mainly for the sake of their buddies. Now, when the mayhem in war films is more realistic than ever, Hollywood seems unwilling to give the violence a larger context.
Two hundred years ago, amid a dramatic clash of great principles and great men in the early Republic, Marbury v. Madison established the doctrine of judicial review. The case and its implications are still hotly debated today.