In Defense of Eating Well

May 29, 2009
In 1942, a little-known Michigan-born journalist living in Europe decided to write a cookbook of sorts. Her name was M.F.K. Fisher, and the result, How to Cook a Wolf, was less a collection of recipes than a guide to, and a fierce defense of, eating well when the world was at war, food was scarce...

America’s Allies: Troubles on Three Fronts

May 15, 2009
Barack Obama came to office promising to work with allies in the war on terror. But recent events are proving that’s easier said than done: on three critical fronts, America’s partners are proving unable—or unwilling—to help. Consider: last month Obama visited Iraq, from which he’s promised to withdraw all U.S. troops by 2011. In Baghdad,...