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Cover Stories

China's most wanted

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Without academic freedom, China will never fully develop," predicted China's esteemed premier Zhou En Lai in 1954. He obviously did not know about the…

Cover Stories

'I will obey and wait'

by Edward E. Plowman

Cover Story | Gao Zhan gives WORLD the first behind-the-scenes account of her 51/2-month nightmare in a Chinese prison

In this issue: "Trial and terror," Sept. 1, 2001


An unholy war of nerves

By Mindy Belz

International | After Afghanistan's radical Islamic government arrests Christian workers, relief groups discover the high cost of doing business with jihad fighters

'Substantial doubt'

By Chris Stamper

National | Once regarded as an AOL competitor, ExciteAtHome sits on the brink of financial extinction; online voting invites worldwide voter fraud; new technology deals…

State of the unions

By Lynn Vincent

National | Labor Day 2001: Organized labor loses members and struggles for relevance in the economy of the 21st century



There are a lot of needlepointers out there. Bill Williams, executive director of the Louisville Slugger Museum, after receiving protests about a billboard…


By The Editors

TREATING EVIL: Andrea Yates allegedly drowned her five children in a bathtub last June. Now she's pleading insanity. Husband Russell Yates said his wife…

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political buzz from Washington


By The Editors

As the director of the Community Agencies Corporation, a New Jersey charity, Tony Peele founded the state's first shelter for homeless crack babies. With over…

The Buzz

By The Editors

DiIULIO'S DEPARTURE: "IT WAS BEST FOR THIS GOOD MAN TO LEAVE WITH HIS SHIELD RATHER THAN ON IT" A merciful resignation John J. DiIulio, director of the White…


Back to which school?

By Joel Belz

Finally, the state is no longer the standard

The camel's nose

By Andrée Seu

Today's stem-cell problem originated years ago


Repeating pattern Marvin Olasky has often pointed out how, in America's past, religious organizations sprang up to solve social problems within their…

Priceless labor

By Marvin Olasky

After five years of welfare reform, a new debate begins


The Movies

By The Editors

Culture | The top 5 movies in popularity, measured by box office receipts for the week ending Aug. 19


By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling hardback novels as measured by placement on four leading lists as of Aug. 21

Business unusual

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Corporate America is leading the charge for left-wing social change

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