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On Political Books
[+] Besting the Brightest (Review)
Generals fear a modern military because politicians might actually use it
- War in a Time of Peace by David Halberstam
FeaturesBright Lights, Small Village
Nicholas Thompson and Ricardo Bayon
Why helping Africa get solar power is good for America.
Amy Graham and Nicholas Thompson
U.S. News' college rankings measure everything but what matters. and most universities ...
[+] Civilization and a Malcontent (Review)
Civilizations, by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
- Civilizations by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Cover StoryDick Cheney's Dick Cheney
Meet OMB director Mitch Daniels: the most powerful man in Washington you've never heard...
Nanotechnology--Why you should sweat the small stuff
How big pharma stopped innovating
FeaturesExtremism in Defense of Moderation is No Vice
The moderate Republicans are likable and often right. Why aren't they more influential?
The Washington Monthly, May 2001
, pp. 25-29
Finding The Civil Service's Hidden Sex Appeal
Why the brightest young people shy away from government
Is the Patent Office prepared to deal with the genomic revolution?
[+] Gofer Broke (Review)
The Future of Ideas, by Lawrence Lessig
- The Future of Ideas by Lawrence Lessig
A Good Way of Getting Rid of Bad Guys
The CIA didn't play a lead role in ousting Milosevic. Thank God.
Cover StoryGraduating with Honors
The hits and misses of a protean president
FeaturesGreenspan? Gipper? Gates?
Republicans can't bear to give Clinton credit for the economic boom. But they should.
Why and how the government should regulate the Internet.
The Hawk and the Dove (2009)
Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War
6 Reviews, 3 Readable
[+] How We Won (Review)
The Cold War: A New History, by John Lewis Gaddis
- The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis
FeaturesLocking Up The Vote
Disenfranchisement of former prisoners was the real crime in Florida
How the Internet is really, truly--seriously!--going to change elections.
The Washington Monthly, May 2002
, pp. 27-32
FeaturesMay the Source Be With You
Can a band of biologists who share data freely out-innovate the corporate researchers w...
The Need for Speed
The Washington Monthly, May 2009
, pp. 5-6
[+] Net Gain (Review)
Linked, by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
- Linked by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
[+] Net Loss (Review)
Dot.Con, by John Cassidy
- Dot.Con by John Cassidy
Notes from the Underground
What the ailing record industry can learn from a successful subway musician.
One Eye On The Exit
A guide to moving from the West Wing to the real world.
The Washington Monthly, May 2000
, pp. 25-28
Why Clinton's Colombia policy needs rehab.
Cover StoryPlaying With Numbers
How U.S. News mismeasures higher education and what we can do about it.
Cover StoryPresidential Aptitude Test
Stephen Pomper and Nicholas Thompson
What you really need to know to pick a president.
The coming battle over publishing all scientific journals online for free.
How Linux and open-source development could change the way we get things done.
How currency traders profited from the Asian meltdown.
The growing--and dangerous--divide between scientists and the GOP.
Cover StorySex in the Digital City
Why it's so alluring on AOL and the Internet--and why it's so addictive.
Even education programs can't redeem state lotteries.
[+] Space Balls (Review)
Secret Empire, by Philip Taubman
- Secret Empire by Philip Taubman
The Washington Monthly, May 2003
, pp. 52-53
A million federal jobs are about to open up for young Americans. Will the government lu...
[+] Tax Laxity (Review)
Perfectly Legal, by David Cay Johnston
- Perfectly Legal by David Cay Johnston
[+] World Wide Wash (Review)
Open Networks, Closed Regimes, by Shanthi Kalathil and Taylor C. Boas
- Open Networks, Closed Regimes by Shanthi Kalathil and Taylor C. Boas
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