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Evil consequences

How was it possible for 40 million South Africans to avoid a disastrous civil war and create a new society that raised the hope for peace among long-alienated peoples?

What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative

Daniel Callahan, best known for almost single-handedly starting the bioethics movement in this country, here tackles our fascination with research.

A 'chosen people'

Without the myths that form its spiritual “glue” the United States would disintegrate, argues historian Richard Hughes.

Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, the Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons

David Dark searches for God in popular culture, considering film, television and rock music in his quest for what he calls apocalyptic, or revelatory, art.

Cover Story

Food fight

The Farmer’s Diner in Barre, Vermont, serves the foods you would expect at a diner—ham and eggs, home fries, hamburgers, milkshakes. And it serves them at prices you would expect—the average check is about $7.50.