The World and I

World and I is an encyclopedic journal that includes world news; developments in science, the arts and philosophy; book reviews; and photo essays. Since it was founded in 1986, it is printed monthly. The journal is published by Washington Times Corp.Subjects for World and I include science; literature and literary reviews; food and cooking; art; travel and tourism; politics; philosophy; music and musical instruments; drama and theatre. The editor is Steve Osmond.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 3, March

Artists Capture the Great American West
The sunlight filters purple and blue over the red earth. A drastic shadow creates a new horizon where men on horses survey the scene. A horse stomps its foot impatiently, watching wild horses gallop through the snow. Not wanting to be forgotten, a...
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China's True Wonder of the World
"He is not a true hero until he has climbed the Great Wall," quoted the founder and former chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Tse-tung. Known to the Chinese as the "10,000 Li Wall" or Wanli Changcheng, the Great Wall of China spans from Liaoning...
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Globalization: The New Empire
Bill Brody, radiologist and president of Johns Hopkins university, reported to The New York Times foreign affairs correspondent Tom Friedman that smaller hospitals in the U.S. were outsourcing CAT scans to India and Australia for reading when it was...
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Go for the Indian Mango!
At no time in history has a fruit received such fulsome praise as the one given by the head of the most powerful country in the world. It happened at the press conference in New Delhi in early 2006 when President George Bush was fielding a lot of serious...
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Grave Commentary
Sometimes they're chiseled in marble or granite, often they're cast in bronze, and in the Old West, especially, they were carved or scrawled on a scrap piece of wood. Epitaphs--grave commentaries--are enduring statements about those buried beneath...
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Introduction
This month's edition of Rediscovering the Civil War features a number of intriguing historical events that serve to illuminate the Civil War and its time period. Readers will find these stories interesting and engaging, and a great window into life...
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Introduction
In the United States, March is designated Women's History Month. This year, for the first time the U.S. has a female Speaker of the House. In 2008, we may have a female president. But it was less than a century ago that women did not even have the...
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Life and Death in Singnapan
The swift deaths of the three journalists were fresh in everyone's head. In Singnapan Valley, where they had gone to do a documentary, they had fallen gravely sick. But in hospital their illness was a mystery, and one of them was even rushed to one...
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London Markets: Diversity & Craftsmanship
London is Europe's most diverse city (and probably the world's most diverse city). Around three hundred different languages are spoken by its immigrants, which amount to a staggering 2.5 million inhabitants, or thirty percent of London's population--and...
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The Collateral Impact of Darwinism
Human beings have always been interested in their origins. We in the twenty-first century still are, and those living in nineteenth-century England during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) were as much intrigued (and baffled) as we are. Our present...
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The Dolls of Channapatna-On Their Last Legs?
Channapatna in the south is one of the only two towns in India famous for wooden dolls. The other is Saharanpur in the north. I still remember how as children we vied with one another to show off our Channapatna dolls in the neighborhood. But that...
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What Makes a Woman Memorable?
"I did but see her passing by, And yet I love her--till I die." -- Anonymous These haunting words could have been addressed to the beloved Beatrice by the love-stricken poet Dante, so prophetic, so fitting did they become in his lifetime. Since...
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White-Collar Quandary, Blue-Collar Purgatory?
Since the early 1990s, stories about career women who have "seen the light" and chucked it all for junior have sprung like mushrooms after the rain. The debate over women opting out of the workforce heated up in October 2003 with Lisa Belkin's New...
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