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. 20, No. 8, August

A Swerve toward Socialism South of the Border
Today, when policy makers in Washington, D.C., look south, the view is unsettling. With every passing national election, more of the region's countries are picking avowedly leftist politicians as their leaders. Latin American countries are increasingly...
Brenda Belfield's Stained-Glass Exuberance
Painter and stained-glass designer Brenda Belfield speaks about the colors of stained glass as if she were describing a wealth of luscious ripe fruit. "Lavenders, turquoise, peaches, rusts, violets, opal, the color range is enormous. For every shade...
Chinese Urbanization's Potentially Pacifying Power
Like millions of their countrymen, Mr. and Mrs. Xu have come to Beijing from the countryside--but they are not on vacation or visiting family. They are economic migrants. Their journey is technically a "nonapproved activity" in a land of more than...
Enlisting the Muslim Community in Counterterrorism
Nine days after the July 7 London public transport bombings that killed fifty-five people, British Prime Minister Tony Blair called for an alliance between government authorities and the country's Muslims that would root out the terrorists in Britain....
Grand Delusions: Open Borders Will Destroy Society
On the morning after Christmas in 1991, a failed experiment in society building came to a deserved end. Not with a long-feared nuclear confrontation, or even with a bloody revolution, but with a mere whimper the Soviet Union expired in its sleep of...
Introduction
Ever since the time of the Monroe Doctrine, first proclaimed in 1823, the United States has taken a special interest in the lands south of its border. Disgusted by colonialism in the decades after its independence, Washington adopted the doctrine in...
Rediscovering Rudyard Kipling
For the last decade of the nineteenth century continuing through the first two decades of the twentieth, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was unquestionably the most popular writer in the English language--both his poetry and prose-- throughout the world....
The High Cost of Being Poor
The mentally challenged middle-aged man and his elderly mother had made it to the front of the banking line at a Fort Worth, Texas, Wal-Mart on a Monday afternoon. Perhaps you didn't know you can bank at Wal-Mart, but there it is--First Convenience...
The Ultimate Solution to Illegal Mexican Immigration
Amid all of the fuss going on over which policy to pursue to plug America's borders and stem the inpouring of illegal immigrants, there appears to have been no discussion given to one seemingly obvious alternative: effectively doing away with the border....