The Atlantic 201609

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  1. Is America Any Safer?

    Since 9/11, the United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against al-Qaeda and ISIL, dirty bombs and lone wolves, bioterror and cyberterror. Has it worked?

  2. The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head

    What would happen if it actually works?

  3. Reading Raphael in Hanoi

    Critical inquiry is discouraged in modern-day Vietnamese schools. But, one student argues, there’s an encouraging trend of young people seeking out alternative viewpoints from around the world.

  4. The Original Underclass

    Poor white Americans’ current crisis shouldn’t have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has.

  5. Why Are Some Conservative Thinkers Falling for Trump?

    A few themes emerge among intellectuals on the right about what attracts them to the candidate: his campaign’s energy, his impassioned following, and his eagerness to call out the establishment.

  6. Breaking Into Baseball’s Ultimate Boys’ Club

    Jessica Mendoza, a former athlete and MLB’s first female TV analyst, brings a player’s sensibility to her job. But she’s still subject to the routine abuse directed at women in sports journalism.

  7. Big in Canada: Throwing Axes for Fun

    “A violently good time”

  8. Rebuilding a Former Slave’s House in the Smithsonian

    Few Reconstruction-era residences from communities of former slaves are still standing today. The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture will feature the reassembled structure of one.

  9. How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking

    The way some white professionals raise their children is exacerbating an alcohol problem on U.S. college campuses.

  10. The Charisma Effect

    How to bend people to your will

  11. Why the U.S. President Needs a Council of Historians

    It isn’t enough for a commander in chief to invite friendly academics to dinner. The U.S. could avoid future disaster if policy makers started looking more to the past.

  12. Fun With DNA

    Tiny computers, microscopic art, bringing back the dodo—the future uses of the double helix

  13. How British Soccer Became Must-See TV

    The new season of the Premier League will be the best ever.

  14. Invented Disaster and the American Jewish Experience

    With his new novel, Here I Am, Jonathan Safran Foer adds to the emerging literature of the Gen X male’s midlife crisis.

  15. When Parks Were Radical

    More than 150 years ago, Frederick Law Olmstead changed how Americans think about public space.

  16. How Beyoncé and Kanye Made Marriage Cool Again

    Lemonade and The Life of Pablo showcase surprisingly conservative ideals about the seriousness and irreversibility of wedlock.

  17. The Conversation

    Readers respond to our June 2016 cover story and more.

  18. What Fictional School Would You Most Like to Attend?

    A big question

  19. Encryption

    A poem