All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Science, evolution, and politics explained.
Oct. 11 2001 9:00 PM

All Quiet on the Western Front

(Continued from Page 1)

The list of issues like this—issues that need prompt and careful attention once the Afghanistan intervention is over—is long. (Consider, for example, tough global treaties that would slow the spread of nuclear and biological weapons.) The number of people who are like Paul Wolfowitz—who want to pepper this post-9/11 list with their pre-existing policy goals—is large. Some of these goals (mine, for example!) may indeed make sense in the post-9/11 world. But most won't, and we shouldn't be panicked into embracing any of them.

  Slate Plus
Politics
May 22 2015 11:14 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
  Health & Science
Science
May 22 2015 1:14 PM Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.