"The Martyr Factory": Readers were fascinated by the tale of a small Libyan town's disproportionate contribution to the pool of Iraqi suicide bombers. One found Kevin Peraino's cover story "historically interesting, insightful and painfully revealing of the festering, fearful issues that exist in the Middle East today." Another pointed to the "lethal combination of indolence, hopeless economic and marital prospects, and a fanatical religion—where vengeance against the United States, a...
Readers of our March 3 article on South Korea's President Lee took us to task. One said, "The leftist government's defeat does not negate all its achievements." Another wrote, "Roh Moo Hyun's Korean is excellent, as are his speeches." A third simply rejected our comparison of Lee to Nicolas Sarkozy.
This story was reported by Ron Moreau and Sami Yousafzai on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border; Zahid Hussain in Islamabad; Rod Nordland in Tora Bora; Mark Hosenball, Michael Hirsh, Michael Isikoff, John Barry, Dan Ephron and Eve Conant in Washington; Christopher Dickey in Paris, and Roya Wolverson in New York. It was written by Evan Thomas.
Moshe Milstein, a religious Jew who is incarcerated at the federal prison in Otisville, N.Y., wants his Maimonides back. Officials at the Otisville prison recently removed hundreds of books from the chapel library there—including, Milstein charges in court documents, works by the great 12th-century rabbi and physician Maimonides as well as the Zohar, the ancient text upon which the mystical practice of Kabbalah is based.
DOCS OF WAR blared the headline in the London Daily Mirror. That pretty much sums up the shock of Britons who awoke on Tuesday to the news that at least seven out of the eight people arrested so far in the London and Glasgow terror plots are young foreign-born doctors and medical students in some way affiliated with the United Kingdom's vast National Health Service (NHS).Thanks to the mass of evidence available to the police from the failed bombings and to forthcoming information from those who...
Embracing a New Evangelical Awakening Readers responded in droves to our SPECIAL REPORT on the complexities and conflicts among evangelicals. Many thought evangelicals have been too busy seeking power and passing judgment with a divisive agenda. "The alliance between the Republican Party and the Moral Majority has reduced discourse to holy war and weakened our democracy," one said.
Readers of our Sept. 4 cover story on choosing to be childless mused over the trend. "If people feel compelled not to have kids, so be it," opined one. Wait, advised an old-fashioned parent: "Interview the same happy, childless people in 40 years--everything we do affects our lives."Thanks for your cover story "Whatever Happened to Having Kids?" (Sept. 4).
Many readers of our cover story were saddened to see Pluto demoted to a dwarf planet even before it had completed one orbit since its discovery. "Why judge in such a hurry?" one asked; "1930 was only four months ago in Pluto time." Some wrote us in the guise of angry Plutonians, and several poked fun at the former planet. "Poor puny Pluto.
Look out Martha, the Donald is gunning for you. "I'm tired of Martha blaming me for her failure," Donald Trump roared over the phone to NEWSWEEK on Tuesday.Trump was referring to comments Martha Stewart made in the current edition of NEWSWEEK about why her version of "The Apprentice" failed. (NBC declined to renew Stewart's version of the program after its initial season).
The incapacitation of Ariel Sharon (Jan. 16) worried many of our readers. One wrote, "I am much aggrieved by Sharon's sudden illness and pray for his recovery." Others challenged his overtures for a settlement with the Palestinians. "There may have been territorial withdrawals under his leadership," one said, "but not a real peace." Still, another noted, "let us hope that whoever emerges to complete the journey that Sharon has commenced will have the courage to traverse the bridge to peace."I...
Our Oct. 10 report on cronyism in the Bush White House drew cries of indignation. One called it "a growing stain on democracy." Another hoped that America appreciates "the harm caused by its present leaders."Karl Rove and Tom Delay, fueled by millions in corporate money, have taken the GOP, the party of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, and turned it into a front for special interests and lobbyists like Jack Abramoff ("Troubled Waters," Oct. 10).