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November 9, 2009
Volume 15, Number 8
EDITORIALS
The Pelosi Plan
... and the Swine Flu Democrats.
BY WILLIAM KRISTOL
ARTICLES
Hark! the Heralded Dylan Sings
Bob Dylan fans are the battered wives of the music industry.
BY ANDREW FERGUSON
Obama's Fight to Win or Lose
Mitch McConnell takes a shrewd tack in the battle over Obamacare.
BY FRED BARNES
When Pro-Israel Is Not Very Pro-Israel
Meet the J Street gang.
BY MICHAEL GOLDFARB
The Flying Imams Win
And the rest of us lose.
BY SCOTT W. JOHNSON
McChrystal Lite
How to lose a war by splitting the difference.
BY THOMAS DONNELLY and TIM SULLIVAN
FEATURES
Too Small To Fail
The brutal realities of Latvia's response to the economic meltdown.
BY ANDREW STUTTAFORD
The Two-Front War
Pakistan is finally doing its part. Now we need to do ours.
BY FREDERICK W. KAGAN
Books & Arts
The Good Doctor
Samuel Johnson, writer and sage.
BY EDWARD SHORT
A Fine Mess
Even E.L. Doctorow can't spoil the saga of the Collyer brothers.
BY TERRY TEACHOUT
Case by Case
The new Oxford edition of decisions that made history.
BY TERRY EASTLAND
Cool Gone Cold
Old hipsters now need hip replacement.
BY ANN MARLOWE
Atrocity Road
In the Philippines, a Japanese assault on civilization.
BY VICTORINO MATUS
Big Talker
The reputation of Isaiah Berlin rests on words and letters, not books.
BY JAMES GRANT
Polk's Empire
The president who did what he said he would do--and in one term.
BY EDWARD ACHORN
Annuals of Crime
The Choice of 'Best' can be a Mystery, too.
BY JON L. BREEN
Great Reformer
Is freedom of conscience indebted to John Calvin?
BY BARTON SWAIM
CASUAL
The Age of Innocence
BY PHILIP TERZIAN
SCRAPBOOK
Sycophancy in Our Time
... from the Scrapbook.
PARODY
Amb. Holbrooke Dodges The Question
Amb. Holbrooke Dodges The Question
A parody.