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Female Engagement Teams join the counterinsurgency.
How brutal raids are sabotaging the political strategy the US claims to support in Afghanistan.
The International Criminal Court has had setbacks—but it's already having an impact.
The French Parliament has passed President Sarkozy's controversial law raising the retirement age, and nationwide protests against the measure have eased. But the struggle against austerity measures is far from over.
A new book concludes that it was really Ethel and Julius Rosenberg's in-laws who illegally passed classified information on the atomic bomb to the Russians. Does the news still matter?
Traveling in South Africa, you learn that one great thing about the country is that no one engages in small talk.
Ginni Thomas's insistence that Anita Hill apologize is an apt metaphor for the long history of blaming black women for social ills.
Standing by her man.
Is the cultural commons a viable alternative to the copyright regime, or does it risk turning culture into a consumerist slum?
Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Robert Darnton's Poetry and the Police, Jeremy Harding's Mother Country
The Black Minutes, a nuanced neo-noir, conveys how narco-violence has leached the Mexican justice system of meaning.
Ari Berman's Herding Donkeys shows how Howard Dean's unsuccessful bid for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination was the foundation for Barack Obama's victory in 2008.
This puzzle originally appeared in the November 15, 1975, issue.