Missing Links


The American prohibition on thinking smart in the drug war.

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The Early Read on: The Great Recession

As experts attempt to heal the fractured global market, a group of new books on the financial crisis is already offering the first draft of history.

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In Other Words: Baltic Ghosts

Lithuania is investigating Jewish Holocaust survivors as war criminals -- and using their own memoirs as evidence against them.

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In Other Words: Mob Rule

Italy is becoming the failed state of Western Europe, but do Italians even care that the mafia is running the show?


The Dictator’s Handbook

Why is democracy failing even as elections proliferate? A thought experiment sheds new light on why aging autocrats remain so hard to dislodge.


Confessions of a True Believer

The collapse of Soviet communism never relegated Marx's ideas to the dustbin of history.


Thoroughly Modern Marx

Lights. Camera. Action. Das Kapital. Now.


Letters: The End of Evil?

Former National Security Council staffer Peter Feaver argues that Niall Ferguson's "axis of upheaval" won't replace the old "axis of evil" any time soon.


Letters: Mexico’s State of Affairs

Arturo Surakhan, Mexico's ambassador to the United States, thinks Sam Quinones's dire assessment of Mexico is dangerously misleading.


Letters: Flat World Hits a Bump

Economic historian Harold James says Moisés Naím is too optimistic about the future of globalization, while Karl Moore and David Lewis argue that global trade is nothing new.

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