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Fear of Nothing

An Interview with Erica Jong


The legendary author and social critic takes on modern America.

The Da Vinci Code


We might be closer than ever to understanding what made the original Renaissance man such a genius.

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You Should Know Better

An Interview with Tom Nichols


Respect for expertise seems to be at a historical nadir. How to combat the plague of low information? Tom Nichols has the answer.

Mind Over Matter


The hotly debated topic of artificial intelligence seems to stir up either a pie-eyed optimism or an almost religious impulse to doomsay.

The King and Us


Cyrus II did protect his subjects' rights -- but not for the reason you may think.

  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Colonade and Reflecting Pool

New Voice

An Interview with Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash


The UAE's ambassador to Russia takes on the most crucial challenges facing the Muslim world in a provocative new book.

Facing the Future


Two entrepreneurs have developed a revolutionary diagnostic technology -- and it works from your phone.

Bad Bet


Eisenhower may have been one of the most brilliant generals in modern history, but when it came to the Middle East -- graveyard of many a reputation -- his foresight failed him.


Wise Man

An Interview with George P. Shultz


One of the world's most eminent statesmen outlines a plan for American renewal.


No Fairy Tale

An interview with Stacy Schiff


A leading historian and biographer explains the spiritual and psychological underpinnings of the Salem witch trials.