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The United States is rattling China by sidling up to its mainland neighbors.

A John Deere factory in Pune, India, is a visible sign of the offshoring of jobs. But many middle-paying U.S. jobs have been replaced by better-paid managerial, professional, and technical positions. (Scott Eells / Redux)

The great American job machine is sputtering, but it has not lost any of its underlying power.

Just because you can run a political campaign doesn’t mean you can run a federal agency.

A seventh grader at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans looks on in class. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the city’s school system was drastically restructured, with a new emphasis on charter schools geared toward college preparation. (Lee Celano / Reuters / Corbis)

Millions of young people will never attend four-year colleges. America must do more to equip them to secure good jobs and live fulfilling lives.

New tires travel like so many hangman’s nooses past a bank of recently installed automated curing presses at a tire factory in 1960. (Charles Rotkin / Corbis)

The automation crisis of the 1960s created a surge of alarm over technology’s job-killing effects. There is a lot we can learn from it.

Mawwin hides in a home in Cairo after a 1999 factory accident.

Snatched from a marketplace in Sudan and sold into slavery at the age of six, William Mawwin became one of millions of people in the world enduring some form of involuntary servitude. This is his extraordinary story.

The main street in Rogun, a modest town that hopes to be home to the world’s tallest dam, a relatively narrow clay and stone “embankment” dam more than 1,000 feet high. (Joshua Kucera)

Poor, landlocked, and bedeviled by its neighbors, Tajikistan is staking its future on the one resource it has in abundance.

Pickett’s Charge: Confederate troops braved hundreds of yards of open terrain in an ill-fated attempt to turn the tide on the last day of battle at Gettysburg. French artist Paul Philippoteaux recreated the chaos in a cyclorama called The Battle of Gettysburg, first displayed in Chicago in 1883, a portion of which is shown here. (Medford Historical Society Collection / CORBIS)
Book Reviews

The Last Invasion.
By Allen C. Guelzo. Knopf. 632 pp. $35

THE SOURCE: “Bureaucracy Does Its Thing, Again” by Frances Z. Brown, in The American Interest, Nov.–Dec. 2012.