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. 15, No. 5, May

Academics Online - A Sociology of Scholarship and the Internet
See also the article "Teleworld" on page 156 in the Natural Science section. James C. Witte is professor of sociology at Clemson University, where he is also codirector of the Clemson University Survey Research Lab. Formerly he was on the faculty...
America's Primaries
Mccain's future UNITED STATES--"I would love to follow the example of Theodore Roosevelt. He's my ultimate hero. But in this particular example, no, I am a loyal Republican. The Republican Party is my home. ... I am loyal. No matter who our nominee...
Back to the Future
As society expands its perspective on health care from the expectation of "instant" cures to the need for long-term, preventive strategies, scientifically tested herbal remedies will be integrated with conventional medicine. In our lifetimes, medicine's...
Berlin's Big Bash
Star power, digital imagery, old-fashioned skill--the fiftieth Berlinale had it all, held for the first time in the glittering new Potsdamer Platz complex in the revitalized center of Berlin. The Berlin International Film Festival (or Berlinale...
Campaign Finance: A Novel Proposal
To the Editor: I have just finished reading the Special Report "The Politics of Money" [March 2000, p. 30] and could not help but notice that there does not seem to be a satisfactory solution to the financing of campaigns. Most of the restrictions...
Controversial Cartoons - the Unlikely Animation of Yesteryear
In the early days of the silver screen, audiences of all ages enjoyed cartoons before the start of the feature film. Then the Production Code became effective in 1934, and cartoons were subjected to strict, often severe, censorship for some thirty...
Dissolve into Anonymity - Russia's Discreet Chinese Immigrants
People of European appearance rarely enter any of Moscow's "hotels" for Chinese. However, leaving our internal Russian passports with the security desk, photographer Oleg Kirjushkin and I gained access to one on Panfilova street. It was not a hotel...
Elyse - Nature's Illuminations
Elyse Campus Cohen, a California-based artist who professionally goes simply by the name Elyse, has gained an international reputation for her luminous watercolors, particularly her close-up, dappled images of flowers. Born in New York in 1940,...
Europe's Unsettling Immigrants
Atil Kutoglu dresses Austria's grandes dames and leading ladies. His creations have floated down runways as far away as Milan, New York, and his native Istanbul, Turkey. His collections, drawing heavily on the Ottoman culture of his homeland, have...
Europe's Unsettling Immigrants - Haider the Horrible?
Is Jorg Haider, former leader of Austria's Freedom Party, a dangerous, antidemocratic, Naziphilic xenophobe or an Austrian Margaret Thatcher? He likes to characterize himself as the latter, though his party is a populist-nationalist strain of the...
From This Month's Menu
The United States is a nation of immigrants. In recent decades the face of immigration to the U.S. has changed, and with it, the makeup of the country itself. What impact this will have on the future development of the country is explored in this month's...
Gore and Bush Emerge as Winners
March 7 was a showdown day in the 2000 political season; it was also a new beginning. Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush effectively secured the nominations of their respective parties; not coincidentally, it also marked the kickoff...
Is Something Fishy Going on? before You Dine on Salmon Again, Here's Some Food for Thought about What It Takes to Produce America's Favorite Fish
It all started innocently with a delicious salmon dinner after a day's sightseeing in the Canadian Maritimes. That simple incident initiated a long, revealing road of discovery about how salmon is grown, processed, and sold to North American consumers....
Love among the Revolutionaries - Chinese Expatriate Ha Jin Writes of Love, Freedom, and Repression in His Native Land
Linda Simon is associate professor of English at Skidmore College. She is the author, most recently, of Genuine Reality: A Life of William James (Harcourt Brace, 1998). When Ha Jin came to America in 1985 to become a graduate student at Brandeis...
Medicine's 'Genaissance'
Innovative microscale analyses and novel techniques for gene repair offer the unprecedented opportunity to detect and correct genetic defects that are specific to individual patients. Color, rubor, dolor, tumor (heat, redness, pain, and swelling)--the...
Milestones of Twentieth-Century Science and Technology
From galaxies to DNA and the brain, from cars to computers and antibiotics, humanity in the last 100 years has gained knowledge of and control over nature with profound consequences for both benefit and harm. The twentieth century will be remembered...
Minister to Jobless Migrants
"The aim of work is not the work itself, but rather it is man." ----Pope John Paul II, Human Work, 1980 Rev. Ronald Marino was fuming. It was 1994, and the Roman Catholic priest had just stumbled on a sweatshop in a gritty building on Sixty-fifth...
Misusing History and Manipulating History - Dubious Interpretations Promote Present Goals
James Appleyard holds degrees in archaeology, prehistory, medieval history, and heritage management from the University of Sheffield in Britain. He is currently undertaking research into the public perception and understanding of museums. Lee Casterline...
Multiple Melting Pots - America Is Forming Broad Regions That Differ Distinctly in Their Race-Ethnic Combinations
The latest census projections tell us that in 2059, the nation will become a "majority minority," with the combined populations of Hispanics, blacks, Asians, and other races making up more than half the population. Seizing upon these statistics, politicians...
Nigeria: In Search of Democracy - the Young Government Must Surmount Grave Obstacles-Thorny Political Issues, Economic Hardship, and an Unpredictable Military
Much of Nigeria's fate, it seems, is in God's hands these days. From senators being investigated for corrupt or undemocratic practices to market women commenting on the chances for improvements in their standard of living under democratic rule, Nigerians...
Optical Oasis - Teaching the Art
"Ansel [Adams] always wanted his archives to be a component of teaching," says CCP director Terry Pitts. "He only talked with universities. So our first director, Harold Jones, went across the street and established the photography department at the...
Optical Oasis - Tucson's Center for Creative Photography
Taking full advantage of the Arizona desert's unrelenting light, one of the nation's leading photographic institutions has become a wellspring of innovative new talent. The Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona is the haunt of cougars, scorpions, tarantulas,...
Patrick Ferguson, the Loyalists, and the American Revolution
J.B. Cheaney is a freelance writer and history buff who lives in rural Missouri. Her first novel, The Playmaker, is slated for publication by Random House in the fall of 2000. October 7, 1780: On a rugged hill near the border of North and South...
Placido's Place - the Washington Opera
With Placido Domingo at the helm, the Washington Opera wants to shake up the pecking order within the opera world--but problems with cash flow and "the vision thing" could derail lofty ambitions. I'm sitting at my desk when the phone rings. I don't...
'Please Speak Norwegian!' Norway's Educators Respond to Immigration
Among Norway's four million inhabitants are about 250,000 immigrants. They, or their parents, arrived only during the last thirty years. Despite their numbers, the Norwegian school system struggles--and in many respects fails--to meet the needs of...
Safer Modes of Pest Control
The harmful effects of most conventional pesticides can be avoided by using environmentally friendly chemicals, natural predators, and alternative agricultural techniques. As early peoples settled into societies that relied on farming, they began...
Safer Modes of Pest Control - Pest Control without Toxic Pesticides
Here are some practical tips to control pests in the home and garden, circumventing the use of harmful pesticides. Beneficial insects. In the yard and garden, take advantage of beneficial insects and other predators, such as lacewings, ladybug beetles,...
Teleworld
With lightning speed, the "simple" Web-enabled Internet is becoming the technological fabric and glue of a new global society characterized by a bewildering array of virtual, remote relations. Less than 10 years ago, in 1993, the global network...
The Art of Freedom
At Philadelphia's new National Liberty Museum near Independence Hall, art imitates life in compelling exhibits that speak out against the world's bigotry and violence. In this day and age of slowing corporate funding for the arts, obscene exhibitions,...
The Ebbing of Foreign News
In an era of profit-driven, cost-cutting news organizations, Edward Seaton is one of the few executives who doesn't consider foreign news expendable. As publisher and editor of the daily regional newspaper the Manhattan (Kansas) Mercury, Seaton intends...
The Ebbing of Foreign News - International News around the World
Western Europe's media provide readers and viewers with the greatest quantity of international news, and Far Eastern media provide the least. Although foreign-news coverage in the American media is meager and declining, U.S. print and broadcast...
The Economic Impact of Immigrants - Recent Research and Anecdotal Evidence Indicate That Immigrants Are Having a Positive Effect on the American Economy
When Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan speaks, people listen. Indeed, the power of his words is such that world markets fluctuate at his merest utterance, and entire roomfuls of reporters will race for the telephone upon hearing a particularly...
The Impeachment 'Tar Baby'
When the story of the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke into the public consciousness in January 1998, it seemed to many the beginning of the end for Bill Clinton's presidency. Pundits openly speculated when--not just whether--Clinton would be forced out...
The Legend of le Mans - the Annual 24-Four-Hour Motor Race at le Mans Is a World-Class Event That Takes Place in a Trendy French Village off the Beaten Path
It's 8:00 a.m. at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. The line through customs is long, and the international terminal is bustling. Japanese and American tourists are crammed by the dozens around the baggage carousel, and the rental car counter is...
The Midland Trail - Traveling West Virginia's Route 60 from Charleston to White Sulphur Springs Is a History Lesson
Sipping a cup of organic coffee was unexpectedly affecting my thinking. Images of hillbilly mountain folk were slowly dissolving with each delicious swallow. Here along the back roads of West Virginia I had discovered a restaurant that served the very...
The Politics of Population Mobility - Knowing Where the Immigrant Population Lives Is Key to Understanding Its Political Influence
Elections in the United States are tied closely to geography and demography. Whether we are talking about the electoral vote of states, drawing of legislative district boundaries, or turnout of specific voting blocs, the population of particular places...
The Spiritual Dimension of Healing
The healing power of the spirit, exemplified by the success of the Twelve Steps program in helping overcome a variety of addictions, will be harnessed more fully to treat a wider range of medical problems. Lawyers boast that when their professional...
The Trashing of the Rockaways by City and State
John C. Brady is a social worker with extensive clinical and administrative experience in the cases of people with serious mental illness. D.F. Brady is the pseudonym of a mental health professional. On Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th Street,...
What Is the United States Truly About?
The Special Report in Current Issues this month is "The Many Faces of America." It deals with the changing racial composition of the United States. Is this something we should be concerned about? We first have to ask what, if anything, these changes...
'World-Besotted Traveler' - Evelyn Waugh's Savage Indignation
Bruce Allen is a contributing editor to Kirkus Reviews and a freelance contributor to numerous other publications. His essay on North Carolina novelist James Boyd is forthcoming in the Oxford American magazine. The image of Evelyn Waugh continues...
Yelling Farewell - A Ritual Chaos
Immigrant children participate in the russ celebration and, as far as I know, are welcomed by other russ. But the extent of their involvement may depend on how long they have lived in Norway. Certainly those who have spent their entire lives in the...
Yelling Farewell - Norway's Graduates Celebrate the End of High School
Each May 17, groups of raucous young people, uniformly clad in bright red overalls and distinctive hats, take their place among the flags, jaunty marching bands, and smartly dressed folk--many in national costume--gathered in Oslo to celebrate Norway's...