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Volume 10, No. 8 - November 2000

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CONFERENCES

November Issue

Departments
 
FIELD NOTES
Overworked and undertenured /
The crocodile as literary celebrity/
The sound of a butterfly/
and more.

INSIDE PUBLISHING
Out in Africa /
Dining out on food studies/
Who owns John Clare?

BREAKTHROUGH BOOKS
The Classical World

HYPOTHESES
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

 

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