Editors’ Picks: Books We’re Falling ForOctober 2014
The new books our staffers are loving this autumn.
Tom Engelhardt: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of SpyingOctober 2014
An interview with director Laura Poitras.
Tana Wojczuk: Gone Girl, Bluebeard, and the Meaning of MarriageOctober 2014
A response to Elif Batuman’s “Marriage is an Abduction.”
Laura Gottesdiener: A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)October 2014
Life inside the boom.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?October 2014
Seven worst-case scenarios in the battle with the Islamic State.
Dana Goldstein: How Should a Teacher Be?October 2014
Lara Zarum interviews the author of "The Teacher Wars" on the history of education reform and the future of teaching.
Vijay Parthasarathy: Iron Fist, Silver TongueOctober 2014
Consider this practical advice before running a successful dictatorship.
William J. Astore: Investing in Junk ArmiesOctober 2014
Why American efforts to create foreign armies fail.
Robert Reich: Less Money for Public UniversitiesOctober 2014
Why government spends more per pupil at elite private universities than at public ones.
Roslyn Bernstein: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s “New York: Assembled Realities”October 2014
Liao’s panoramic images of the city appear to be documentary. In fact, nothing is true.
Erik Wennermark: City of ProtestOctober 2014
In Hong Kong, participatory democracy fights the forces of inertia and autocracy.
Richard Falk: Sweden Moves to Recognize PalestineOctober 2014
What's the use of diplomatic recognition?
Rob Spillman: Is This the Real Life?October 2014
Readpolitik: The real political choices in Ben Lerner’s 10:04 and Jeffery Renard Allen’s Song of the Shank
Robert Faturechi: Mysterious Campaign Appears to be the Latest Salvo in Battle Over Net NeutralityOctober 2014
The FCC considers how to regulate Internet provider and the telecom industry’s campaign encompasses everything from art installations to LOLcats
Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil WarsOctober 2014
Washington wields the oil weapon.
Richard Flanagan: More Corpses Than WordsOctober 2014
The author of Booker-shortlisted novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North talks with Dwyer Murphy about the Death Railway, family history, and the trouble with empathy.
Katherine Hill: May, MonroviaOctober 2014
Notes from the eve of an epidemic.
Ben Steele: Russia’s Violent IntoleranceOctober 2014
Lara Zarum talks to Steele, director of the documentary Hunted, about his experience following Russia’s brutal anti-gay vigilante groups.
Tom Engelhardt: ISIS in WashingtonOctober 2014
America’s soundtrack of hysteria.
Pepe Escobar: Can China and Russia Squeeze Washington out of Eurasia?October 2014
The future of a Beijing-Moscow-Berlin alliance.
Megan McCloskey: Head of Flawed Effort to ID Missing Soldiers Loses JobOctober 2014
The Pentagon overhauls its identification process.
Robert Reich: Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us OffOctober 2014
America spends a fortune on drugs, more per person than any other nation on earth.
Erik Wennermark: Will the Center Hold?October 2014
As protests continue in Hong Kong, pro-Beijing forces threaten the movement for self-determination.
Erik Wennermark: Sorry for Inconveniencing You! Thank You for a Better Future!October 2014
Dispatch from Hong Kong's Occupy Central.
Todd Gitlin: A Change in the ClimateOctober 2014
The climate movement steps up.
A.C. Thompson: In Protecting the Elderly, California at Last Takes Steps to Catch UpOctober 2014
California, which has loosely regulated the assisted living industry for years, adopts measures that give advocates for the elderly modest hope.
Shazia Yousuf: The Hidden DamageOctober 2014
In the 1990s, as Kashmiri men fighting Indian occupation were tortured and killed, Kashmiri women silently suffered through a different kind of war.
Michael Grabell: Temp Land, CaliforniaOctober 2014
Employers will be legally responsible if their temp agencies and subcontractors put workers at risk or withhold wages.
Robert Reich: Why the Economy is Still Failing Most AmericansOctober 2014
Who really creates jobs?
Tom Engelhardt: Failure Is SuccessOctober 2014
How American intelligence works in the 21st century.