Volume 10, No. 9December 2000/January 2001
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Brand new world/
The globalization tax/
The History of Reading
Jim Holt travels to multiple universes.
If schizophrenia is not the product of faulty genes or faulty parents, what is it? E. Fuller Torrey smells a cat.
BY STEPHEN MIHM
The Quest for Uncertainty
Richard Rorty can't handle the truth. Or rather, he has renounced its philosophical pursuit. Can he reconcile his metaphysical skepticism with his progressive politics?
BY JAMES RYERSON
The Lost Emperors
Who is buried in Japan's imperial tombs? Thanks to the Imperial Household Agency, there's no way to know.
BY ALISSA QUART
The lexicographer's Apprentice
An expert in American slang flies to Oxford for a crash course in compiling the OED"the oracle," as he puts it, "of an entire language."
BY JESSE SHEIDLOWER