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. 21, No. 6, June

A Palestinian Arab Speaks out on Stereotypes
Exposed as a student to a pervasive Arab-language culture of Jewish hatred, the author became expert on the literature promoting that culture, while through personal experience he also discovered the common humanity in those he had been told to hate....
Changes in U.S. Health Care: A Doctor's Perspective
A Scottish start Like several universities in the States, Glasgow University in southern Scotland combines a science degree and a medical degree into one large six-year marathon. I graduated from this 450-year-old institution in 1977 with the British...
Germany Revs Up for World Cup
"A time to make friends, a time to have fun, Die Welt zu Gast bei Freunden." The FIFA World Cup motto is being displayed throughout Germany in the run up to the world's most important soccer event held every four years on everything from chocolate...
How Consumer-Directed Health Care Is Revolutionizing the Industry
We could talk today about how to change our approach to the taxation of health insurance in order to open up the marketplace for health insurance rather than confining it to the workplace. We could talk about transforming public programs like Medicare...
How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party
The best party I've ever thrown was a murder mystery dinner party. I invited friends and colleagues from various parts of my world, and they mixed! They mingled! Even I had fun. We talked about it for months afterwards. This experience even spawned...
In the Midst of a Second American Revolution
Antonio Gramsci and Ayn Rand: each notable for their distinct yet conflicting views on the role of the individual in society, both heavily influenced by the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Each denounced physical coercion employed by police and armed...
Introduction
"The expected cost of medical care and of looking after a large, aging population will bankrupt the government by the year 2025." These are the words not of a politician, but of a doctor. And while that statement may sound full of doom and gloom,...
Joy and Chaos at a Gurung Wedding
The groom danced with his best man, a water buffalo crashed the wedding procession, headless birds flew overhead, the bride spent the wedding night sleeping with her new aunt-in-law. What a wedding it was. The groom, Ram Bahadur, danced with his...
Lessons from Ladakh, the "Little Tibet"
A version of "Little Tibet" was awarded First Prize in the 2004 Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest, an annual essay contest sponsored by The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity (http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org). Prologue It is strange...
Playful, Passionate Choreographer Mauricio Wainrot
Sweat is flying. Legs are cutting through the air like arrows. Even the windows are sweating. As the ballet rehearsal reaches its natural climax, choreographer Mauricio Wainrot throws his arms in the air. "Stop! Stop!" He pauses for dramatic effect....
The Future of U.S. Health Care
According to the AMA, in many communities around the United States, there is a physician shortage, which presents a serious health care problem. For a host of reasons, more than twenty million people are affected by the inability to access quality...
The Power of Reading: Reading and Freedom
This is the third of a four-part series on the joys and benefits of a simple but cherished pastime: reading. Reading can fortify human freedoms To an extraordinary degree human freedoms are dependent on the spread and free-exchange of ideas,...
The Quantum Foundations of Life
The great debates that swirl around the nature of life and its evolution are couched in the basic concepts of classical physics such as solid matter and spatial separation. The quantum revolution in the basic sciences, however, has firmly established...
The Social Lives of Hammerheads
Hammerhead sharks form the family of Sphyrnidae, that includes eight species: the winghead shark (Eusphyra blochii), scalloped bonnethead (Sphyrna corona), scalloped hammerhead (S. lewini), scoophead shark (S. media), great hammerhead (S. mokarran),...
Wal-Mart: Always Low Prices without Union Vices
On any given day, copious amounts of anti-Wal-Mart sentiment circulate in the media. Out of the spotlight, though, is past criticism of the Walton families' support of school choice. Union detractors have settled on a different strategy and are achieving...