COVER

The Nation That Fell To Earth (Cover Story)

Did the U.S. overreact to Sept. 11? Niall Ferguson, one of the world's leading historians, speculates on how future generations will judge the war on terrorism—and on what it will take for America to win it

ASIA

Divided We Fall (Viewpoint)

Pakistan's increasing polarization can be cured by democracy

GLOBAL ADVISER

Small Is Beautiful (Check In)

Bangkok gets a long-overdue renaissance in boutique hotels

Push the Boat Out (Curtain Raiser)

A floating exhibition of the world's most luxurious yachts in—where else?—Monaco

Spa Wars (Diversions)

Pamper yourself in Asia's new crop of megaspas

Vintage Buzz (Grapevine)

Waiheke's fine terroir and unique climate produce a remarkable vintage for this fledgling New Zealand district

SOCIETY

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

BRIEFING

Should Chen Go? (Notebook)

A TIME/CNN survey sounds out Taiwan residents on their controversial President

Letters (Notebook)

In Marco Polo's Footsteps