Q&A

Want to Be Happy? Stop Being So Cheap!
An interview with the authors of an enormous new study of generosity
September 21, 2014

It's all about generosity. 

The Ultimate, Definitive Guide to the Budget Deficit
Step 1: Stop worrying about it so much
July 16, 2014

Step 1: Stop worrying about it so much.

What in God's Name Is Going on in Iraq? An Expert Explains.
An interview with Olivier Roy
June 16, 2014

An interview with Olivier Roy.

Will the Next World War Start in the Middle East?
January 25, 2014

Richard Evans on who caused WWI, the best books to read on it, and whether the modern Middle East will spark the next World War.

"A Change Long Overdue": Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on the First Year of Women in Combat
January 24, 2014

One year ago Friday, the Pentagon rescinded the policy that prevented women from serving in combat roles.

Is There a Future for Moderate Islamic Politics? A Q&A with Olivier Roy
September 11, 2013

Syria is disintegrating. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood government has been overthrown, and its leaders are behind bars. Iran has a new president. The debate between Islamists and secularists in Tunisia is heating up.

Barney Frank Is Tired of Hearing "Obama This, Obama That"
September 10, 2013

As the first of what will be semi-regular chats with former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, I called him up on Monday to hear his opinions on Syria, Obama’s second-term agenda, and Larry Summers vs. Janet Yellen at the Fed.Isaac Chotiner: Do you think that Obama’s going to get this vote on Syria through Congress?Barney Frank: Oh, I don’t know. I’m sure there’s a possible way. There are people who would have a much better idea of that than I would.IC: Do you talk to any old friends in the House about what they’re thinking?BF: I’ve talked to exactly three members.

Author of Bezos Book: 'He's Buying a Lot of Political Influence'
August 05, 2013

Businessweek senior writer Brad Stone has written a book about Amazon—titled The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon—that will be released by Little, Brown in October.