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Articles from March 6

America's New Ally, Jacques; after Investing So Heavily in Anti-Americanism, Leading Nowhere, Chirac [Is] Cutting His Losses
Byline: Denis MacShane (MacShane is a Labour M.P. and was Tony Blair's minister for Europe from 2001 to 2005.) As George W. Bush looks out on an unfriendly world, where can he find new allies to support America's tarnished foreign policy? Step forward...
Cutting to the Chase; Short Stories Prove Surprisingly Good Fodder for Films
Byline: Tara Pepper At first glance, short stories and big-screen films appear to be polar opposites. Tiny, carefully crafted dramas that rely on honed language and subtle allusions aren't obvious fodder for feature-length film scripts. Yet they've...
Dawn of the Wireless Utopias; for $12 a Month, a Taipei Resident Can Tote a Laptop Computer to the Park and Watch Cable Television
Byline: Jonathan Adams Taipei is dreaming big: it wants to be the world's first completely wireless metropolis. Other cities boast a patchwork of hotspots at hotels, coffee shops and colleges, and tiny towns in the United States and elsewhere have...
Doing It Themselves; Women Are Buying More Power Tools Than Ever before. and They Know How to Use Them
Byline: Silvia Spring Donna Payet, a single mom of three living just outside Liverpool, didn't want to spend a lot of money fixing up her dining room. So rather than hire someone, she did it herself. "I watched some TV programs," she says. "I looked...
Education: A Learning Curve; What's Behind India's Success in the Global Knowledge Economy? One Key Is a Boom in Private Schools for All
Byline: Gurcharan Das (Gurcharan Das is the author of "India Unbound" and a former CEO of Procter & Gamble India.) I recently got a call from a board member of one of the world's largest consulting companies, who invited me to speak to them...
Interview: Order in the House; Indonesia's Hard-Charging President on Reform, Internal Resistance, and Countering the Country's Muslim Radicals
Byline: George Wehrfritz and Joe Cochrane Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono stormed into office nearly 18 months ago--and has not stopped running since. The former Army general took power at a time when the world's fourth largest nation...
Italy's 'Povero Cristo'; Embattled Yet Still Flamboyant, Silvio Berlusconi Gleefully Takes on His Critics, Real and Imaginary
Byline: Christopher Dickey, Jacopo Barigazzi and Barbie Nadeau Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, 69, is one of the Bush administration's most faithful--and flamboyant--friends in Europe. The self-made billionaire and media magnate supports...
Opinion: Silence Hate with Truth; Freedom of Speech Must Apply Equally to Those with Loathsome as Those with Virtuous Views
Byline: Deborah Lipstadt (Lipstadt, author of "History on Trial: My Day in Court With David Irving," teaches at Emory University.) Friends thought I would be celebrating last week after an Austrian court sentenced British writer David Irving to...
Periscope; Issue Dated March 6, 2006
Byline: Marites Vitug and Joe Cochrane (Stephen Glain Jennifer Ordonez Jesse Ellison Ginanne Brownell Anne Underwood Richard Wolffe) Southeast Asia: Power Outage? In the Philippines, the 20th anniversary of the 1986 "people-power" revolution...
Real Wheeling and Dealing in Brussels; Has the Lobbying Industry Grown out of Control?
Byline: William Underhill It was every lobbyist's dream. French President Jacques Chirac was persuaded to help, and so was Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell lent a hand, as did Chancellor Gerhard Schroder...
Slip Sliding; in an Olympics Filled with Humbled Front Runners and Spectacular Falls, One Skater Brought Grace to the Games
Byline: Mark Starr She made the Japanese Olympic team in Nagano as a 16-year-old, but was left off the team four years later. She won the 2004 World Figure Skating Championships, ending Michelle Kwan's reign with a stunning array of combination...
Taking It Easy; Indian Leaders Are Enjoying the Boom Times by Putting off More Painful Reforms. the Mistake Could Cost Them
Byline: Ruchir Sharma (Sharma is the co-head of global emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.) The buzz in the financial circles a few months ago was that every man and his dog could raise money to invest in India. Now the thinking...
The Biggest Sleeper; Indonesia, Asia's Overlooked Giant, Is Stable at Long Last. but Now the Hard Work Begins
Byline: George Wehrfritz and Joe Cochrane Sometimes even the starting line is hard to reach in Indonesia. Just ask President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. A few weeks ago fans converging on a speedway outside Jakarta for the city's inaugural A1 Grand...
The End of Tolerance; Farewell, Multiculturalism. A Cartoon Backlash Is Pushing Europe to Insist upon Its Values
Byline: Stefan Theil (With Emily Flynn Vencat and Stryker Mcguire in London and Ginny Power in Paris) The world has long looked upon the Dutch as the very model of a modern, multicultural society. Open and liberal, the tiny seagoing nation that...