The Wilson Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 2, Spring

America's Forgotten War
Long after we are dead," wrote the popular mid-19th-century novelist George Lippard, "History will tell the children of ages yet to come, how the hosts gathered for the Crusade, in the year 1846." One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States took...
A World without Fathers
The decline of fatherhood is one of the most basic, unexpected, and extraordinary social trends of our time. Its dimensions can be captured in a single statistic: in just three decades, between 1960 and 1990, the percentage of children living apart from...
Don't Count on It
How am I doing?" Mayor Edward Koch used to ask constituents he met in his travels around New York City. It is a question Americans increasingly ask of economists, demographers, sociologists, and other statistical soothsayers. It no longer seems possible...
North Korea's Nuclear Threat
A Survey of Recent Articles In October 1994, building on the freelance diplomacy of former president Jimmy Carter, the United States struck a deal with communist North Korea, which had seemed on the verge of becoming a nuclear power. Although it blunted...
Our Enemy, the State?
Our Enemy, the State is the title of a book by the American essayist Albert Jay Nock, first published in 1935 and reprinted three times since, most recently in 1983. Nock was a very intelligent thinker, an individualist of much learning, strong prejudices,...
Strada Felice
for Burton Weber April in Rome and Gogol rises from his desk And looks down awhile from his balcony. The lamps are lit. A cart rattles by on the cobblestones. Forty years old And now, on this far street, the endless parade of towns Of shapeless Mother...
Sweden after the Fall
Never say that Swedes have no religion. That is a myth. They do indeed - although it is not Lutheranism, which is no longer even the established religion, since church and state were finally separated this year after four centuries of official union....
The State of the Art
The art whose state I mean to review is that of the novel in particular; the art more generally of printed fiction, especially in the United States; and the art most generally of fictional narrative in whatever medium - again, especially in this country,...
To Be Continued
Whoever we are when we finish the novel Won't remember the details that are fresh now, And if they can guess how much they've lost They'll never write their review And the characters will drift off unjudged. Best to judge them now while beads of sweat...
Women and the Future of Fatherhood
Much of our contemporary debate over fatherhood is governed by the assumption that men can solve the fatherhood problem on their own. The organizers of last year's Million Man March asked women to stay home, and the leaders of Promise Keepers and other...

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