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Cover Story

Here’s the Beef with Chicken from China

The Trump USDA favored a powerful lobby over American food safety

Cover Story

Here’s the Beef with Chicken from China

The Trump USDA favored a powerful lobby over American food safety

ARTICLES

What Is Freedom of Conscience?

Its long history in Europe and England prepared the American Revolution. Where has this trait

Tuskegee Truth Teller

Peter Buxtun, like many medical whistleblowers, got little thanks for exposing a notorious scandal

The Chief of Entertainers

Trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie was a jazz prophet, a musical genius, and a scatterbrained whirlwind

Tales of War and Redemption

Even in the face of the ultimate human failing, we must be responsive to suffering

“We’ll Do Everything We Can”

Sometimes, to save a patient, doctors must move beyond textbooks and embrace the ineffable

What Is Freedom of Conscience?

Its long history in Europe and England prepared the American Revolution. Where has this trait

Tuskegee Truth Teller

Peter Buxtun, like many medical whistleblowers, got little thanks for exposing a notorious scandal

The Chief of Entertainers

Trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie was a jazz prophet, a musical genius, and a scatterbrained whirlwind

Tales of War and Redemption

Even in the face of the ultimate human failing, we must be responsive to suffering

“We’ll Do Everything We Can”

Sometimes, to save a patient, doctors must move beyond textbooks and embrace the ineffable

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DEPARTMENTS

editor's note

tuning up

Against Wind and Tide

On the Asturian coast of Spain, cold days and a warm greeting

poetry

Four Poems
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“The Analytic Hour,” “How to Mourn the Dead,” “Elegy for India’s Daughter,” and “When you are old, father”

anniversaries

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fiction

We Run

“Where did we think we were going?”

commonplace book

book reviews

Why We Need Art

Can evolutionary biology explain the human impulse to create?

The Wanderer 

How a Victorian novelist’s life and times inform our own

Bungle in the Jungle

A new biography considers what might have been in Indochina

The Colonial Melting Pot

Six very different people in a war of liberation

Paranoia Strikes Deep

What are we hiding from in our policed and gated communities?