Volume 10, No. 8 - November 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Overworked and undertenured /
The crocodile as literary celebrity/
The sound of a butterfly/
Out in Africa /
Dining out on food studies/
Who owns John Clare?
The Classical World
Jim Holt tries to shave in a True Mirror.
Can Marriage Be Saved?
Linda Waite believes marriage is good for you. And she's got numbers to prove it. Can an unsentimental sociologist succeed where a thousand moralists have failed?
BY ELISE HARRIS
For Your Eyes Only
Now that the Cold War is over, it's once again respectable for scholars to work for the CIA. Should it be?
BY CHRIS MOONEY
Who Framed Roger Casement?
Before they hanged Irish rebel Roger Casement, the British leaked his sex diaries. One modern editor of
the diaries believes they're forgeries. Another thinks Ireland has a gay national hero.
BY KIERAN KENNEDY JR.
The Myth of Fingerprints
Everyone knows that no two fingerprints are alikeč
but no one has ever proved it. In the courtroom,
the reputation of fingerprinting as a science is beginning
to look smudged.
BY SIMON COLE