Table of Contents

Cover Story

Old but not isolated

Old but not isolated

by Jamie Dean

Cover Story | As the first baby boomers near retirement age, questions beyond the financial loom for a graying America: What happens to the elderly when they are put out to…

In this issue: "Endings & beginnings," Jan. 13, 2007

Features

End of a ruthless era

End of a ruthless era

By Mindy Belz & Jamie Dean

Iraq | Saddam's death closes a door on dictatorship and opens new debate about Iraq's future

Cross-culture wars

By Dinesh D'Souza

Islam | The Bush administration is reviewing its Iraq policy in 2007, but a longer-range dilemma looms: Are problems in American culture making the international war…

A question of linkage

A question of linkage

By Dinesh D'Souza & Marvin Olasky

Islam | Enemy at Home author Dinesh D'Souza and WORLD's Marvin Olasky, author of The Religions Next Door, debate how far Muslims and Christians can go to form…

'How can we not offer a prayer?'

'How can we not offer a prayer?'

By Priya Abraham

China | Christmas means crackdown on some Christian worshippers

Malaria milestone

Malaria milestone

By Priya Abraham

Africa | Concentrated funding for treatment-and the controversial return to insecticides-is beginning to lower malaria's scourge

Ford and faith

By Edward E. Plowman

Politics | Though "quiet and off the record," religious beliefs shaped the former president

Dawn of the donkey

Dawn of the donkey

By Mark Bergin

Politics | Democrats take over Congress with a broad-yet modest-agenda

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

Nothing common

Nothing common

By John R. Erickson

What's special about the office is not the man who holds it

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Wild man

Wild man

By John Dawson

Television | Bear Grylls' reality show makes for great father-son viewing

Sports, sparks, and spies

By Marvin Olasky & John Dawson

Movies | Year-end films for the new year

Dark age

Dark age

By Priya Abraham

Movies | Gloomy film has pro-life theme

Noteworthy books

By MaranGraphics Development Group, Julia Child and Alex Prudhomme, Julie Powell & Mireille Guiliano

Notable Books | Four notable books about cooks and cooking

Notebook

Sign up or pay up

By Timothy Lamer

Money | French plan for a global warming tariff gets a cool reception from world leaders

Gunned down

Gunned down

By John Dawson

Sports | Darrent Williams' death highlights problem of gun violence in pro football

Voices

Where depraved hearts are darkest

Where depraved hearts are darkest

By Joel Belz

What to hope and pray for as a Democratic senator clings to life

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Silent furnace

Silent furnace

By Andrée Seu

Our trust in God is refined and perfected when our Master doesn't speak

One-world education

By Gene Edward Veith

Public schools trying to bolster their academic quality are turning to what they publicize as "AP and IB courses." "AP" refers to Advanced Placement,

Don't be a Bepper

Don't be a Bepper

By Marvin Olasky

Searching for alternatives to Big Economic Planners

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