Sept./Oct. 2014

Editorial

Resilience & Restraint

From Ferguson to Fallujah, U.S. authorities mistake arms for strength—and reap the consequences.

Front Lines

New Urbanism of the Soul

Architect Philip Bess on faith, reason, and urban design

Cops With War Toys

Militarizing police is the worst way to fight crime.

Cover Story

Absurd in Afghanistan

The Islamic world needs Avicenna, not America.

Articles

Making Classical New

Young musicians take an entrepreneurial approach to the canon.

Nixon in Dixie

Our most maligned president was no racist.

The People Are Revolting!

Why populism and political parties terrified George Washington

Commentary

The Politics of Impeachment

Is There Terror on the Border?

To Hell With Sykes-Picot

Cover