July/August 2007

Fight Different

Fight Different
Can technology save politics? A forum on digital democracy featuring Howard Dean, Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales, MoveOn's Eli Pariser, Afro-Netizen.com's Chris Rabb, web guru Esther Dyson, and 24 other politicos and digerati.

PLUS: Online elitism, spawn of Dean, Dick Morris 2.0, high-tech hijinks, and the guy behind "Hillary 1984."

 



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DEPARTMENTS

Editors' Note
Masthead
Contributors
Backtalk

OUTFRONT
Uranium's new glow; Congress' supersecret peace plan; the world's most dangerous dateline; airport security's X-ray specs; pay now, save planet later; mad scientists vs. global warming; no room in Marin.

EXHIBIT
No Sex Please, We're Organizing


New World hoarders: how we became a nation of pack rats.

WITNESS
The Child Soldiers of Staten Island


They were child soldiers once: trying to forget Liberia on Staten Island.

PRACTICAL VALUES
Go Forth and Gentrify?


There grows the neighborhood? Rethinking gentrification.

MEDIA JONES
Charlie Anders on the revenge of the female comic-book nerds; Digg founder Kevin Rose scoops on his Web 2.0 phenomenon; plus more book (The World Without Us, Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches From America's Class War, Macedonia, Legacy of Ashes), film (Ghosts of Cité Soleil), and music reviews (Rise to Your Knees, Chinese Boxes, A Year in the Wilderness, Si, Para Usted and Cult Cargo).

P.S.
The new math of global warming.

FEATURES

Talk to Me Like my Father Talk to Me Like My Father

Friendly fire, why battlefield surgeons love whole blood, and other tales from a war-zone hospital.


PLUS: Peter Bergen on the Iraqization of Afghanistan.


Hidden Half The Hidden Half


How Afghan women have fared since the Taliban's fall.


In Search of John Doe No. 2In Search of John Doe No. 2

Could the worst U.S. terror attack before 9/11 have been prevented? The feds never told the full story behind the Oklahoma City bombing—but a Salt Lake City lawyer with an ax to grind just might uncover the truth.


Off-Road Rules Off-Road Rules

Streambeds, cliff faces, remote hiking trails—they’re all "highways," if business and off-road interests and their friends in the Bush administration get their way.

PLUS: Blue Ribbon Bedfellows—A coalition of companies more interested in mining, timber, oil, and gas than preserving our national parks.