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Italy in Perspective

  MICHELANGELO and Raphael, who worked in the sixteenth century, are regarded by Italians as "moderns."  That is a measure of the age of their country. Italy is a young nation inhabited by an ancient people. Collectively they remember the [...]

Capturing Saddam: Iraq, December 2003

The spartan interior of a U.S. Air Force C-130 has uncomfortable web seating. Our gear is strapped to a pallet in the aft section, where clamshell doors yawn open until we accelerate down the runway. This airplane is all business—bare fuselage walls and exposed bulkheads, longerons, and stringers.