November 2000

Volume 51
Issue 7

Features 

Fifty years ago in the frozen mountains of Korea, the Marines endured a campaign as grueling and heroic as any in history

How the discovery of a long-forgotten trunk inspired an artist to spend years recording the quiet remnants of a wrenching military career.

A major new installation at the Smithsonian Institution explores the nation’s biggest and most important job

OVER THE PAST HALF-CENTURY, POLLING HAS REMADE THE ELECTORAL PROCESS. IS IT HELPING DO THE WORK OF DEMOCRACY MORE EFFECTIVELY—OR ERODING IT?

It has been with us since Plymouth Colony. But that’s not why it’s an American institution.

November 2000

Departments 

Behind the Cutting Edge

History Happened Here

In the News

Letter From the Editor

My Brush With History

The Business of America

The Time Machine