History and Health

We take you inside the rift between Bush and Cheney--and we collaborate with the Aspen Institute on a health-care forum

Some disagreements in politics are personal, some are partisan, and some go to the heart of the meaning of constitutional democracy. The disagreement at the center of this week's extraordinary cover story is a combination of all three. The tale of the rift between George W. Bush and Dick Cheney is an inside look at the complex relationship that shaped so much of this decade.

The two men differed over whether to pardon Cheney's former chief of staff Scooter Libby. But the divide reveals different conceptions of what is the highest value in a democracy. As I read about the Vice...

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