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THE SOURCE: “What Are Stock Investors’ Actual Historical Returns? Evidence From ­Dollar-­Weighted Returns” by Ilia D. Dichev, in The American Economic Review, March 2007.

THE SOURCE: “The Economic Lives of the Poor” by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, in The Journal of EconomicPerspectives, Winter 2007.

THE SOURCE: “Learning From Ike” by Jonathan Rauch, in National Journal, April 13, 2007.

THE SOURCE: “The Irrelevance of the Middle East” by Philip E. Auerswald, in The American Interest, Summer 2007.

THE SOURCE: “Economic Development and Globalization in South Carolina” by Lacy K. Ford Jr. and R. Phillip Stone, in Southern Cultures, Spring 2007.

THE SOURCE: “Personal Tragedy and Presidential Performance: Calvin Coolidge as Legislative Leader” by Robert E. Gilbert, in Congress and the Presidency, Autumn 2006.

THE SOURCE: “Doctors and Juries” by Philip G. Peters Jr., in Michigan Law Review, May 2007.

THE SOURCE: “History’s Struggle to Survive in the Schools” by Diane Ravitch, in OAH Magazine of History, April 2007.

THE SOURCE: “What’s So Funny? Or, Why Humor Should Matter to Philosophers” by Camille Atkinson, in Philosophy Today, Winter 2006.

THE SOURCE: “The Trial of General Homma” by Hampton Sides, in American Heritage, Feb.–March 2007.

THE SOURCE: “Beyond ‘Voting With Their Feet’: Toward a Conceptual History of ‘America’ in European Migrant Sending Communities, 1860s to 1914” by Max Paul Friedman, in Journal of Social History, Spring 2007.

THE SOURCE: “The Future of Proof” by Ian Stewart, in Prospect, March 2007.

THE SOURCE: “The Number” by Dale Keiger, in Johns Hopkins Magazine, Feb. 2007.

THE SOURCE: “Schemas and Memory Consolidation” by Dorothy Tse, Rosamund F. Langston, Masaki Kakeyama, Ingrid Bethus, Patrick A. Spooner, Emma R. Wood, Menno P. Witter, and Richard G. M. Morris, and “Rapid Consolidation” by Larry R. Squire, in Science, April 6, 2007.

THE SOURCE: “Lust for Height” by Philip Nobel, at American.com, Jan.–Feb. 2007.

THE SOURCE: “Head Is as Good as Feet” by Mark Lawson, in The Guardian, Feb. 9, 2007.

THE SOURCE: “The Sources and Sustainability of China’s Economic Growth” by Gary H. Jefferson, Albert G. Z. Hu, and Jian Su, in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, No. 2, 2006.

THE SOURCES: “Rethinking the Cuban Embargo: An Inductive Analysis” by Douglas A. Borer and James D. Bowen, in Foreign Policy Analysis, April 2007, and “Castr-ated: The Bush Administration’s Aversion to Dealing With Cuba Is Reducing Our Influence on the Island—Just When There’sa Chance to Encourage Change,” by Joshua Kurlantzick, in Washington Monthly, April 2007.

THE SOURCE: “Fair Trade Coffee Enthusiasts Should Confront Reality” by Jeremy Weber, in Cato Journal, Winter 2007.

Book Reviews

DOMINION OF MEMORIES:Jefferson, Madison, and the Declineof Virginia.By Susan Dunn.Basic.310 pp. $27.50

NIXON AND KISSINGER:Partners in Power.By Robert Dallek.HarperCollins. 740 pp. $32.50

LAND OF LINCOLN:Adventures in Abe’s America.By Andrew Ferguson.Atlantic Monthly Press.279 pp. $24

SHAKESPEARETHE THINKER.By A. D. Nuttall.Yale Univ. Press.428 pp. $30

THE N WORD:Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, and Why.By Jabari Asim.Houghton Mifflin.278 pp. $26

UNTAPPED:The Scramble for Africa’s Oil.By John Ghazvinian.Harcourt.320 pp. $25

GERTRUDE BELL:Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations.By Georgina Howell.Farrar, Straus & Giroux.481 pp. $27.50

THE LOST WORLD OF JAMES SMITHSON:Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian.By Heather Ewing.Bloomsbury.432 pp. $29.95

GLUT:Mastering Information Through the Ages.By Alex Wright.Joseph Henry Press.296 pp. $27.95



Since women began advancing into its upper ranks, the U.S. military has become both a more humane workplace and a more lethal fighting force. What role has female leadership played?

Holly Yeager

As Americans embraced the future after World War II, they entertained themselves with cinematic visions of mean streets and sordid pasts. The tale of film noir’s rise and fall has a few twists of its own.

Richard Schickel

William James’s provocative answer to the problem of maintaining religious belief in the modern age remains perhaps America’s most significant contribution to philosophy and a source of inspiration for contemporary thinkers.

Theo Anderson

For the first time in history, a majority of the world’s population now lives in cities. In the developing world, the names of vast new megacities—Dhaka, Lagos, Calcutta, Jakarta—are synonymous with human misery. But São Paulo is seeking to show that a megacity can work.

Norman Gall

Women now hold half of all management jobs in America. Business books and magazines tout their superior leadership style. What’s really changing in the country’s corner offices?

Judith M. Havemann

Fresher salads? No more war? A look at our feminine future.

Sara Sklaroff

Why do we flock to the beach? For some fun, a break from the heat, an escape from familiar routine. But “it’s always ourselves we find in the sea,” E. E. Cummings observed.

James Morris

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