“What You See Is a Pretty Slender Reality”The problem with only viewing conflict from an American perspective.
Inside JobWhy American vet Elliott Ackerman wrote about insider attacks from the Afghan perspective in his novel, Green on Blue.
Sympathy for the DevilWhy it’s wrong to call John Calipari just another cog in the evil NCAA machine.
The Universal Allure of WarHow the enhanced emotional experience of combat takes hold in conflict zones.
“Violence Against Women Is the Foreigners’ Fault”What happens to Afghan women when the U.S. military pulls out?
“They’re Freebasing the Crystal Meth of Purpose”Why the pull of war is so strong for soldiers (and journalists) in combat zones.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.